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Charleston prayer gathering supports effort to strengthen police, community trust

Charleston prayer gathering supports effort to strengthen police, community trust

Glenn Smith
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Jan 4 2016 11:36 am  Jan 4 3:38 pm

Charleston city officials, clergy, community activists and others gathered Monday morning to pray for the success of an innovative initiative aimed at strengthening ties and trust between the community and its police force.

About 50 people from at least eight congregations attended the prayer gathering at Circular Congregational Church in support of the Illumination Project. The yearlong endeavor is designed to break down barriers between law enforcement and the community and foster cooperation grounded in “trust and legitimacy.”

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