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Police barbecue was positive step forward

Sunday night’s barbecue at McAdams Park was a great event, as neighborhood members and Wichita police officers got an opportunity to meet and visit with one another. The idea of the barbecue developed during discussions between leaders of last week’s Black Lives Matter protest march and Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. In addition to many informal conversations, there was a question-and-answer time with Ramsay. One barbecue won’t resolve all the concerns residents have, but it was a positive step forward. – Phillip Brownlee