Bridging the divide of the St. Joseph River
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- While investigating the deaths of six African American males in and around the St. Joseph River in Berrien County, ABC57 learned many residents of Benton Harbor are afraid to go to St. Joseph. Leaders in both communities gathered with residents Monday afternoon in an attempt to bridge the divide.
At a gathering on Pavone Street in Benton Harbor, the interim Director of the St. Joseph Department of Public Safety, Steve Neubecker, and Benton Harbor Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis met with residents to hear their concerns.
The gathering is part of an ongoing effort to try to bring the two communities together.