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Tallahassee Urban League hosts virtual community forums on gun violence

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Urban League of Tallahassee hosted a community and police relations forum, focusing on gun violence, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Urban League President Curtis Taylor says this is the third forum they’ve held and they’re already seeing results.

Taylor says the purpose of the events is to improve relations between law enforcement, the community and the student population.

Thursday night’s event included representatives from the City Commission, FAMU and FSU student unions, the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP and several others.

“TPD and the Sheriff’s Department have agreed to have casual days, where they will be in polo shirts and meet with our citizens and students. They will provide us with their applications so that we can send them out to the community at large, try to get more people interested in trying to be law enforcement,” Taylor said.

The group also discussed how community members can get involved to keep their neighborhood safe. They emphasize that if you see something, say something. Law enforcement is also reminding residents to lock their vehicles and not leave weapons in their cars.

The Urban League plans to have seven meetings in total.

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