Philadelphia

Philadelphia police hold karaoke community events
Every Friday, police officers in Philadelphia run singing and dancing sessions in the community.

How are cops using karaoke to build relationships within their community?

Every Friday, two police officers fill the streets of Philadelphia with music and dancing.
In the United States police forces have often been accused of heavy-handed tactics, especially when dealing with ethnic minorities. But now the police in Philadelphia is using a new tactic in one of the city's most violent neighbourhoods. Every Friday, two police officers fill the streets of Philadelphia with music and dancing. Clare McDonnell spoke to Officer Shamssadeen Nur Ali Baukman.

(Picture:  Officer Shamssadeen Nur Ali Baukman singing during the 'Karaoke with Cops'. Credit:Nur Ali Baukman)
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