Interview with Dr. Grant Friley

Can you tell me about where you grew up and what, how you felt watching this community?


I grew up in Detroit on Eight Mile Road and, ah, ah, it was, ah, a place that was predominantly a, a Black community. After leaving Eight Mile Road, and I went to school in the city of Detroit and went away to the service, and ended up coming and, and getting on the Detroit Police Department. And it, it bothered me because, ah, those people who know me knew that I had a, a, a bitterness and a hatred of my own prior to ever becoming a police officer and that was something that I had to overcome and I overcame that and I became a police officer, ah, attempting to rectify some of the wrongs that I had experienced as a child, OK.