Kalamazoo Mayor David Anderson is asking protesters in Kalamazoo to remain peaceful as more marches and demonstrations are planned following the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis.
A new internal policy in the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety now requires officers to fill out paperwork every time they search a motorist's vehicle. Additionally, they must have "reasonable suspicion" to even ask drivers if they can search their cars. Chief Karianne Thomas says this is a higher standard than the current law.
Morning Edition/All Things Considered (airs 9/25/19) - WMUK's Earlene McMichael talks with Karianne Thomas
(MPRN-Lansing) Law enforcement and school officials say they have a plan to save children’s lives. They unveiled a proposal Thursday that calls for 120 million dollars from the state to make Michigan schools safer.