Kalamazoo Public Safety

6:22 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Person Arrested in Disturbance Near Campus Identified as WMU Student

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Two students have been referred to university's student judicial process
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The person arrested Saturday after police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of about 2,000 people near Lafayette Avenue was a Western Michigan University student, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "He and a second student have been referred to our student judicial process.
6:43 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Western Michigan University Working With Kalamazoo Public Safety After Saturday Disturbance Near Campus

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Crowd of about 2,000 was dispersed by tear gas on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University is working with Kalamazoo Public Safety in the aftermath of Saturday's riot on Lafayette Ave. "to determine how and why the Saturday, April 12, disturbance occurred near the campus," according to a statement released Monday by the university.
6:14 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Says Event Grew, Fights Broke Out Before Tear Gas Was Used

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One arrest, no injuries reported
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The initial gathering of people near Western Michigan University's campus for what is known as "House Crawl" was peaceful early on Saturday, but as the crowd grew to an estimated 2,000 people, fights began breaking out, police say. Tear gas was used shortly after 5 p.m.
WMUK News
9:16 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Police Chief Describes Department's Work on Racial Bias

Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley speaks to the Kalamazoo City Commission March 10.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The head of Kalamazoo Public Safety says the department is taking multiple steps to address racial bias in its policing. That’s in response to a study from last year, which showed that on average, Kalamazoo police were stopping African-American drivers twice as often as other motorists.

Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley reported to the city commission last night. He says the department’s efforts include training officers to recognize unconscious prejudices. It’s also led to a department-wide reevaluation of which traffic stops call for a search.

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8:19 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Update on Public Safety Racial Profiling Study Scheduled for Monday's Kalamazoo City Commission Work Session

Lead in text: 
Traffic stops are down since release of study that showed blacks are twice as likely as whites to be stopped in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will receive an update on the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety's racial profiling study at a work session tonight. Chief Jeff Hadley will update commissioners on his department's actions since the study came out last September. Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m.

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