You’ve seen the pictures: an imposing row of police officers, shields out, riot helmets on, faces blank, their number stretching across a Baltimore neighborhood street. Across an invisible line, protesters stare back, their hands up. To most people, this is the image of police-community relations in parts of Baltimore City. Can this frayed relationship be repaired?
Chief Ganesha Martin is charged with the task of bringing police and the communities they serve together. She’s Chief of Community Relations for the Baltimore Police Department. She joins Sheilah in the studio.