Watch NOW: WANE 15 hosts discussion between police, officials, activists 1 year after protests

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Focus 15: Police and the Community discussion to stream live May 18 at 7 PM

A year ago, Fort Wayne – like many other communities around the country – erupted into protest in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrations in the Summit City became violent and destructive, and dozens were jailed, in late May 2020 before tensions eventually eased.

Did the protests work? Does friction and hostility still exist between police and the community?

WANE 15 is hosting a live panel discussion featuring various leaders across our community and demonstrators who made their voices heard.

Panelists include:

  • Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry
  • Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux
  • Fort Wayne City Councilwoman Michelle Chambers
  • Allen County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Michael McAlexander
  • Rev. Bill McGill
  • independent demonstrator Keivon Lee

ChangeMakers co-founders Alisha Rauch and Daylana Saunders had agreed to participate in the discussion, but pulled out hours ahead of the event, saying the event did not “align well.”

Moderators Terra Brantley and Dirk Rowley have their own questions for the panel, but we want to know: What questions do you have?

To submit a question for our Focus 15: Police and the Community live discussion, CLICK HERE. Video submissions are encouraged. You can also tweet a question using the #FOCUS15 hashtag on Twitter.

Join us LIVE on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. on for this important discussion.

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