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Randal Taylor IMPD Chief

YOU HAD ONLY BEEN CHIEF FOR A FEW MONTHS WHEN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS BEGAN THIS SPRING. HOW ARE YOU ADDRESSING THE ISSUE WITH YOUR OFFICERS?

It starts with making sure officers understand why people feel the way they do. In my 33 years of law enforcement, we haven’t always done everything right, and we shouldn’t pretend that’s the case. And we have to make sure those conversations aren’t one-and-dones. We need to continually determine what changes the community wants to see and the police department is willing to abide by.

HOW WILL IMPD’S CULTURE CHANGE IN RESPONSE TO CONCERNS VOICED DURING THE PROTESTS?

We won’t

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