Elkhart police to hold two meetings to talk about city violence

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ELKHART, Ind.--- City police have agreed to sit down with a group of ministers and angry neighbors next week in an attempt to ease tensions after a cop was beat up in Elkhart.

The group will meet Friday to talk about what happened last week when Reese Haithcox reportedly beat up Corporal Dustin Young.

What followed was a chaotic mess of yelling and threats, on the part of both police and residents.

Folks who live on Garfield Ave. say the police target them unfairly, and issue unfair tickets.

Police say they are just doing their jobs.

This meeting is in addition to a separate meeting Tuesday that focuses on violence in the community.

Elkhart Community Roundtable is organizing the event.

They say the Garfield Ave. issues will likely be discussed, but they want to hit other topics as well, including last month's synthetic drug raid.

That meeting is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the historic Roosevelt Center.

The Garfield Ave. meeting is Friday at 7 p.m. at the Agape Missionary Baptist Church.

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