Norwalk high schools take part in Choose2Live program
An acclaimed speaker and FBI agent talked to high school students in Norwalk Thursday about strengthening their relationships with police officers.
Author M. Quinton Williams is the author of the book "A Survival Guide How Not to Get Killed by Police." He says students need to learn how to survive interactions by police officers.
In a talk with Norwalk High School students, he said students should always comply with police officers.
Williams says the book offers tools on how to engage police, such as turning on hazard lights when pulled over.
Williams say he's heard criticism that his book blames the victim for an officer's actions, but he says it's pro-police and pro-community. The Norwalk police chief is a fan.
"People have to realize that police officers are people. If a situation starts to deteriorate because of the actions of one or the other, we're still people," says Norwalk Police Chief Tom Kulhawik.
Williams says if you are wronged by an officer to stay calm and survive and later file a complaint.
Organizers say every student and every police officer received a book for free.