Springfield police are asking people to come forward with information that could help stop a recent rash of shootings around town. But a city alderman says that lack of cooperation may be the result of past bad actions by the department.
Ward 2’s Gail Simpson says even though things have gotten better in recent years, there is still distrust of the police by many minorities… and that may make people reluctant to come forward.
But Police Chief Kenny Winslow thinks it may be that people just don’t realize that something they saw might be important. He’s asking anyone with information about the recent shootings to contact the police department or Crimestoppers.