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Omaha Police meet with area students amid times of tension

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 19:30:48-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Breaking down barriers is exactly what a group of young black athletes and the Omaha Police Department are doing to create dialogue during these times of unrest.

There is a lot of tension between law enforcement and those protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man that died while in police custody.

Students from area schools met with Omaha Police Deputy Greg Gonzalez to start healing and learning.

“Some cops really want to help and give back, that's what it's about,” said Omaha Central student Abdul Muhammad.

Omaha Police encourage the youth to get out and peacefully protest, but to walk away if things start to become violent.