FAU holds meeting to discuss police and minority relations

Posted at 12:08 AM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 00:08:03-04

BOCA RATON, Fla-- It’s still so fresh in the minds of many: the recent officer-involved shootings and the deadly attacks against those Dallas officers.

It’s an emotional topic that has generated a lot of conversation across the country.

Tuesday night several people gathered at Florida Atlantic University for an open dialogue on police and community relations.
The event was lead by a panel of students, faculty and members of the FAU Police Force, including the interim chief.
The discussions centered around improving the relationship between law enforcement and minorities.

“As an African American woman or person, we were given that talk on how to interact with police officers,” said one of the panelists. “Keep your hand on the steering wheel. Don't look directly in the eye. Keep your hands to where you can see them. Because you don't want to become the next trending hashtag when it comes to police brutality. And I don't think other races have that talk."
The meeting was followed by a vigil to remember the lives lost during the recent tragic events.