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Marv Stepherson on how to create a community where people respect police

Marv Stepherson on "Connections"
Emmarae Stein
Marv Stepherson appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Several Rochester officers from the police's tactical unit made remarks at the funeral of their colleague, Anthony Mazurkiewicz, on Monday. The officers praised the tactical unit as an indispensable force for public good, a group that goes after the "bad guys" on Rochester's streets.

Our guest is a former member of law enforcement who remains close to many colleagues. He offers a perspective on how to create a community where people respect police -- and a community where that respect is earned. Our guest:

  • Marv Stepherson, retired police sergeant, adjunct professor, and independent filmmaker and podcaster
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."