Battle Creek meeting on crime numbers and police department

6:37 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Battle Creek meeting on crime numbers and police department

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Commissioners and residents debate rankings which show high crime rate in Battle Creek. Discussion of police department gets heated.
For more than two hours Monday the Battle Creek City Commission and 100 residents talked about crime and the police department. "I think we got a lot of issues on the table and sometimes you have to do that," Mayor Susan Baldwin said after adjournment. "We heard different sides and concerns."