That’s the problem and what defund the police is about.
Add more social programs to lower the strain on the police department.
Ask: why is the crowd there? Do they have a message?
Is anybody discussing the issues raised by the crowd in a rational manner which can have lasting impact on the community?
If nobody is listening? Why not?
Our minds are warped by “thin blue line” thinking rather than a “These are all American citizens and community members” way of thinking.
People don’t just march for nothing. They don’t gather for nothing. There’s a reason. It’s very possible it’s a legitimate reason. Find out. Assign a task force. Discuss. See what changes need to be made for a functioning community.
If there’s a lack of communication, then there’s a problem. The various offices should not be at arms with each other like this.