Police relations topic of discussion at Youngstown church

Police relations topic of discussion at Youngstown church

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Residents gathered in Youngstown Saturday to discuss race relations and police.

Union Baptist Church hosted the event where residents gathered to talk about what to do when stopped by a police officer.

The discussion was led by retired detective sergeant Delphine Baldwin Casey. Casey explained how police define probably cause and disorderly conduct.

She said that when police stop a person in the street, both sides should act from a place of mutual respect.

“There are a lot of situations when the police stop you. Try to respect them and talk to police the way you want the police to talk to you,” Casey said.

The discussion included examples of when officers feel they need to use force.

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