Police to hold community meeting in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — In response to recent police shootings across the country, Alamance County law enforcement and hundreds of community members will sit down for a conversation Thursday on how to build better relationships.

Between 200 to 300 people are expected to show up to the Paramount Theater for the community forum.

Police chiefs from all Alamance County law enforcement agencies will attend to hear concerns from residents.

The event was organized by the Concerned Citizens of Alamance County.

Community leaders hope the two-hour forum will help break down walls of mistrust between law enforcement and community members.

“I think right now we have a crisis in confidence with the community and law enforcement,” said Michael Graves, president of Concerned Citizens of Alamance County.

“We don’t want the situations that happened in Ferguson or New York to be in Alamance County.”

The police-community relations forum will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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