Connections: Evaluating policing procedures that involve minors
Leaders across the community are responding to Rochester Police Department officers handcuffing and pepper spraying a nine-year-old girl on Friday. The incident has brought more national attention to policing in Rochester.
Reverend Lewis Stewart of United Christian Leadership Ministry and mental health advocate Melanie Funchess are among the leaders calling for comprehensive and culturally responsive mental health services, as well as for RPD to change its procedures involving minors. They join us this hour to discuss these issues and more. Our guests:
- Reverend Lewis Stewart, president of United Christian Leadership Ministry
- Melanie Funchess, mental health advocate, and member of the Greater Rochester Black Agenda Group and the Black Healers Network