Madison police Chief Mike Koval and members of the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition, which seeks to call attention to what they say are racial disparities in policing, debated at a public forum held Thursday at the Catholic Multicultural Center on Madison's south side.
The forum was the last in a series of community meetings held by Koval throughout the city.
In a crowded room, members of the YGB repeatedly accused Madison police of racial profiling.
“Most white people and most people that work in the system are conditioned to think less of us, and assume that we're inferior, which leads to an arrest ratio of 8-1,” said Brandi Grayson of YGB during the forum.
Eric Upchurch, also with YGB, said “your parents and your parents' parents had the belief that we were undeserving people, and innately they passed that down to you.”