A Seattle police accountability forum at City Hall turned into a shouting match at times, and some demanded the resignation of Police Chief John Diaz.
KOMO News reports the goal of the Thursday night meeting was to restore trust between police and minorities.
Jennifer Shaw of the ACLU said it was very concerning to see "repeated incidents of people of color ending up on the ground with a police officer over them." The incidents include the shooting death last summer of a homeless woodcarver and racial language used in detaining a Hispanic man.
Diaz says there is no pattern of brutality against minorities. He says the department is changing, with racial sensitivity training and body cameras for officers to record contacts with the public.