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Community Policing Aims to Create Safer Neighborhoods

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer during a street confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri has sparked debate about racial divisions in America, and the sometimes hostile relationship between police and some communities. Many police departments, including the one in racially diverse Long Beach, California, are using a technique called community policing to both fight crime and improve relations. Through the years, the city of Long Beach has struggled with gang...

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