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Police meet with youth in new program to forge better relationships

Police meet with youth in new program to forge better relationships

Hundreds of Baltimore police officers will undergo new training that includes group and one-on-one sessions with Baltimore youth so both groups can better relate to each other and break down barriers.

The program is expected to pair as many as 500 Baltimore police officers with area middle school and high school students in meetings where they will discuss perceptions of each other. It was announced Wednesday by Mayor Catherine Pugh, Councilman Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in Waverly at the Community Mediation center, a nonprofit group that will be overseeing program.

The idea for the sessions originated after the riots and unrest that grew out of the...

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