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Glenda Hatchett Discusses Philando Castile, Police Violence On The Local Take

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Minnesota Philando Castile protest march July 7, 2016

Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll talk with former Fulton County Judge Glenda Hatchett of The Hatchett Firm.  We will talk about how she came to represent the family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by police during a routine traffic stop in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota on July 6, 2016.

Philando Castile was only 32 years old. He was a beloved staff member at the school where he worked as a longtime employee. Hatchett identifies with the Castile family as she has two sons who are about the same age as Castile. Local police had stopped and cited Castile 52 times in 14 years in and around the city of Minneapolis. Why was he a target?

Judge Hatchett hopes her involvement in the case can help move the conversation from marching and rhetoric to public policy changes that will save lives. We touch on innovative steps in community policing including one by Hamden, CT Police Chief Thomas Wydra, which reduced the number of traffic stops of African American citizens in that community by 25%. 

For more information on Glenda Hatchett.

Report on Philando Castile traffic stops.

Report on Hamden, CT police force.