IndyStar, FOX59 host forum to discuss the relationship between police, public

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Building a Safer City: Racial Profiling and Establishing Trust

Events from the past two weeks – in Ferguson, in Cleveland, in New York — have exposed a fissure in American life – distrust of police by many minority groups, particularly black Americans.

Watch as The Indianapolis Star and Fox59 host an important discussion on what is both a civil rights issue and a matter of public safety: racial profiling. IMPD Chief Rick Hite and IU criminologist William Oliver are featured speakers during an event where we’ll hear from people who have have experienced racial profiling. Join with your questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #SaferIndy.

The discussion is being lead by Fox59 anchor Bob Donaldson, IndyStar columnist Erika D. Smith and IndyStar crime reporter Robert King.

The panelists include event promoter Amp Harris, businesswoman Jasmin Shaheed-Young and the Rev. David Hampton of Light of the World Christian Church.

The goal is to better understand the issues at play and the public’s concerns, while looking for ways to improve the relationship and build trust between the public and the police.

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The goal is to better understand the issues at play and the public’s concerns, while looking for ways to improve the relationship and build trust between the public and the police.

• When: Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

• Where: The Indianapolis Star, 130 S Meridian St.

• Register for the event.

• On the Web: The event will be streamed live on indystar.com

• Viewing opportunities near you: Light of the World Christian Church, 4646 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46228, will host a viewing party.