SEATTLE - For decades, police and community leaders have been working to foster mutual respect between cops and teens.
The recent punching incident shows us that there's more work to be done.
School resource police officer Benny Radford is the Seattle Police Department's front line to mutual respect.
Each and every one of them have that level of respect, he said. At the same time, they're going to want respect as well.
Seattle Police circulate a book on respect. It's for teens, in four different languages.
There's a chapter on what you do if you're stopped by police, what your rights are, he explained.
The respect book has lessons that could have changed the outcome of the punching incident caught on videotape.
Teens and cops need to understand each other, according to deputy police chief Nick Metz.
The message to the young people is, you have the responsibility to cooperate with the officer, he said.
As the founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, smoothing community and cop relations has been the life's work of Harriet Walden. She says the tape shows that not everyone's gotten her message.
We haven't reached everybody. There's protocol, you never touch an officer, she said.
Wednesday Seattle Police said they will conduct a sweeping review of their arrest tactics, while community leaders said they will hold meetings with teens to guide them on what to do if they're stopped by an officer.