Wichita police and WSU students talk race relations

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Officers from the Wichita Police Department sat down with Wichita State University students Wednesday to discuss race relations.

The Office of Diversity invited the police to share what it’s like to be a person of color and an officer.

Students asked questions about police policy, training, and also how officers uphold moral standards in the department.

Lieutenant Lem Moore says he hoped that students would see how much they and police officers have in common.

“By simply getting out here to discuss our lives and be able to show that we have had the same trials that they have gone through, hopefully, I am going to be able to open some eyes to people who can do some real good in our community,” says Moore.

Moore says he feels safe in Wichita but knows that officers in other cities are feeling the stress from protests and increased violence.