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Police Officer, Teen Learn From Each Other, Change Perspectives

When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last year, it intensified the debate about how law enforcement interacts with the community. That debate continues across the nation and in schools here in Houston. Now, in the latest installment of News 88.7’s series Inside the Classroom, education reporter Laura […]

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When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last year, it intensified the debate about how law enforcement interacts with the community. That debate continues across the nation and in schools here in Houston.

Now, in the latest installment of News 88.7's series Inside the Classroom, education reporter Laura Isensee talks with a student and a police officer about how they overcame distrust.

(Above: Student Stephanie Mosquera and Sgt. Anthony Turner both say that they learned from each other by talking and doing projects together. Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media.)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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