May 2021

Efforts to avoid calling police growing; officers taking on new training

Courtesy of WBNS 10TV
By Brittany Bailey
April 30, 2021

In the wake of several recent deaths in Columbus and Franklin County at the hands of law enforcement officers, some are saying – don’t call the police.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The recent death of Ma’Khia Bryant further opened an already growing wound among many in the Black community.

“I think this community is back to dealing with the bloodline of trauma that we as Black people have had for a very long time,” said Stephanie Hightower, president and CEO of the Columbus Urban League.

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