African American leaders invite community to talk about Milwaukee police
MILWAUKEE (CBS58) -- Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton is inviting area residents to attend the African American Roundtable on Thursday (November 30) and Saturday (December 2). African American leaders wants transparency when it comes to the Department of Justice's draft recommendations released about two months ago.
Markasa Tucker is the director of the African-American Roundtable.
“The community has definitely raised their cries in regards to being pulled over, in regards to the racial profiling and in regards to how they’re recruiting police, and also how the police is communicating with the public," Tucker said.
"I think it’s fine and it’s well to have events, coffee with the cops, but there’s a lot more deeply rooted things that we definitely need to be working on and I think this is a step in the right direction,” she said.
The group also plans to work with Latino leaders to hold meetings in the south side.
Click here to see a past story with Police Chief Ed Flynn's response to the findings.
- Thursday November 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 2nd from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Both events at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School at 3275 N. 3rd Street.