Nearly 200 protesters marched and blocked traffic in Hammond, Indiana on Sunday afternoon to protest alleged police brutality. Some protesters voiced complaints about recent incidents between police and the city’s African-American community. Several mentioned the recent traffic stop where Hammond police were accused of using excessive force against a black passenger who had refused to exit the car for a seatbelt violation. The man eventually was dragged from the car and tased. There’s also growing concern over police profiling African-Americans in other areas of Northwest Indiana. Joining us from our Northwest Indiana Bureau in Crown Point is WBEZ’s Michael Puente.
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