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Police, community working together to end violence

Posted at 11:39 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 23:39:53-04
In the aftermath of Baton Rouge, Dallas and the recent rash of violence, Baltimore is looking for answers. 
 
Police officers are working to be more involved in the communities they serve by attending events and opening their doors to the public. The community has taken notice.
 
"It's too many people it's too many officers," said community activist Donovan Prescott. "If I can start with one officer at a time, showing this same positive community love we make that spread." 
 

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In an effort to keep both officers and the community safer, a new policy, just invoked Monday, requires both city and county officers to respond to calls in two separate patrol cars.
 
 
Tylatta Becker has lived in the same Baltimore County neighborhood for 40 years. She often sees police in her neighborhood and for good reason. From her porch, she's watched officers play on the field with kids, but she says everyone has been in a tough situation lately.
 
"They can't do their job, if they do their job that's wrong, if they don't do their job, that's wrong.  So it's a lose lose situation I think," said Baltimore County resident, Tylatta Becker.
 
Becker and other residents say they hope to see more police-community involvement; claiming it could put an end to the violence.
 

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