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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Handcuffs are seen on the hands of a twenty-year old "Street Villains" gang member who was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers from the 77th Street division on April 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The 77th Street division patrol the same neighborhood that truck driver Reginald Denny was nearly beaten to death by a group of black assailants at the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues. It?s been 20 years since the verdict was handed down in the Rodney King case that sparked infamous Los Angeles riots. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Many of us have heard the plight of African-Americans and the relationship or lack thereof with police officers in and around the Charlotte community. That’s one of the reasons the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department wants to hear from residents, especially the Black community, and their thoughts on police reform.

CMPD has created a seven-question survey that will help leadership map out a strategy for making changes within the department. Currently, the “8 Can’t Wait” campaign is underway. It’s a national initiative of eight policies that restrict the use of excessive police force.

CMPD officials say so far, the majority of feedback they received from their survey is from white women. In order to get a fair assessment of procedures, practices, and other ideas, they want to hear from more Black residents. Everyone is encouraged to take the survey. CMPD says it wants to get input from all sectors of the community. Click here for the survey.