NYPD, Cypress Hills face off in friendly basketball game

NYPD members faced off against the Cypress Hills community Wednesday in a friendly game of pickup basketball.

NYPD members faced off against the Cypress Hills community Wednesday in a friendly game of pickup basketball.

NYPD members faced off against the Cypress Hills community Wednesday in a friendly game of pickup basketball. (8/10/16)

BROOKLYN - NYPD members faced off against the Cypress Hills community Wednesday in a friendly game of pickup basketball.

The goal of the matchup was to build a positive relationship between police and inner-city kids.

The teens from the Cypress Hills and Pink houses say the game changed their minds about police for the better, but others say they were still suspicious of officers.

The game was set up by local community advocacy groups. Organizers say that even if the game didn't change everyone's minds, it will help them see police officers as people, not just a uniform, in the long run.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Dan Serafin visited Lincoln High School 1 Lincoln H.S. alumnus plays in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tourney
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 2 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT
The Center for Disease Control has a few 3 12 on Health: CDC offers healthy travel tips
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 4 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
The Harlem Globtrotters paid a visit to children 5 Harlem Globetrotters visit children at Brooklyn Hospital

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE