October 30, 2014

Police Discuss Relations With Communities of Color

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By REBECCA BLAIR

During a Black Students United panel held Thursday, Cornell and Ithaca Police and members of the community discussed issues surrounding the relationship between the police and individuals of color at Cornell and around Ithaca.

“The foundation of safety, of trust has been, at best, eroded between people of color and the law enforcement community, and … at worst it’s completely awful,” said Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner. “Our goal is to rebuild that foundation.”

Iyore Olaye ’16, Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner and Ithaca Police Officer Jamie Williamson take audience questions at a discussion between police and members of Black Students United Thursday.

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