For both law enforcement and citizens it has become an increasingly controversial topic. Public safety, in light of widely publicized, nationwide police shootings of unarmed civilians and officer acquittals, is at the forefront of Detroit’s collective consciousness.
Of equal concern to most local residents is the security of officers, since a Wayne State University policeman was murdered last year. The Live6 Alliance, which represents neighborhoods around two college campuses, Marygrove and University of Detroit Mercy, wants neighbors to join representatives of Marygrove’s and Detroit Mercy’s police squads at its “Speakeasy: A Dialogue Between Neighbors” series, 6 p.m. Aug. 18, at Detroit Sip, 7420 McNichols.
Examining the CompStat report on crime trends in the areas surrounding Livernois Avenue and McNichols Road will be part of the conversation, too. Guests, who will enjoy dinner and beverages, can also chat with police representatives about how challenges are being addressed both on and off campus, and get involved in a budgeting exercise to help decide how to spend grant funds for safety initiatives in the community.
Attendance and meals are free to community residents.
Editor’s note: Learn more about the Live6 speakeasy format here.
Friday, August 18th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.