Jennifer Hsu, Video Producer, WNYC Interactive
Jennifer Hsu produces videos about news and culture for WNYC. She is the creator of the ongoing Know Your Neighbor video series of intimate portraits about living in New York City.
Meet Detective Ahmed Nasser, a Yemeni immigrant who has tried to make post-9/11 life easier for Muslim New Yorkers.
Since 2002, Nasser, a detective with the New York City Police Department, has served as the official liaison to the local Arab and Muslim community. His goal: to bridge the gap between the needs of the NYPD and the concerns of ordinary Muslim New Yorkers.
But trust didn't come overnight.
"[Right after 9/11], it was hard to get to the community," says Nasser. "People were questioning, 'Are you here to help us or are you here to spy on us? That was a tough thing to overcome."