FILE - In this Saturday, June 20, 2020 file photo, a Tulsa Police officer works near a Black Lives Matter event a few blocks away from the BOK Center before a rally by President Donald Trump in Tulsa, Okla. In a 2018 Gallup-Tulsa Citivoice Index poll designed to measure quality of life issues, only 18% of Black residents said they trust police a lot, compared to 49% of white residents, and 46% of Black Tulsans said they trust the Police Department “not at all” or “not much,” compared to 16% of whites. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File)
TULSA, Okla. — There’s been undeniable progress in the relationship between the Tulsa police and the city’s Black community in the past 100 years. Then again, it’s hard to imagine it could have gotten worse.