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SEATTLE -- Amid simmering national tensions between police officers and the communities they protect, some local cops and civilians are starting a conversation toward change.
We asked officers, "How can civilians improve their interactions with officers?"
We asked civilians, "How can police improve their interactions with civilians?"
They wrote their answers on cardboard and we photographed them.
Their ideas come in the wake of a deadly week for police and civilians. Last Thursday, a sniper shot 14 people and killed five Dallas police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest. Earlier that week, two fatal officer-involved shootings in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minnesota sparked national outcry and led to Seattle-area protests.