Building bonds: Jacksonville officer taking steps to improve police-community relations
Next week, specifically March 13, marks one year since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police officers. According to a USA Today/Ipsos poll, 77% of white people in America trust police, while only 42% of Black people trust police. The poll also found 75% of Black people, but only 42% of white people express trust in Black Lives Matter. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton is trying to improve relationships between police and the community -- one person at a time. Therefore, Burton and community leaders will be feeding the community Monday through Friday at Justina Road Elementary Park.
Councilwoman: Arlington community ‘outraged’ over crime
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan held a community town hall Monday night to get the public’s input on violence in Arlington. Police said the man, whose family identified as Wilson, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Arlington residents who logged on to the Zoom meeting spoke about the recent crime. “This community, as you know, Arlington, is really in mourning,” Morgan said. “One of the things that the entire Arlington community talks about is the lack of action," said Steve Murray, a resident.