GRPD: Changes implemented in community race relations

GRPD Policy and Procedure Review

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The Grand Rapids Police Department says they've implemented a number of changes.

That was the focus of a meeting Wednesday night after a traffic study in April showed that black drivers were twice as likely to be pulled over. 

Implicit bias training, more officer discretion and increased community engagement are some of the changes.

But leaders admit they still have a lot of work to do.

"It definitely deserves attention because everyone needs to be treated fairly by all professions but especially by law enforcement," says Raynard Ross a member of the Task Force helping GRPD.

GRPD will hold another public meeting on the issue in March.

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