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Police partnership allows community open forum

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(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Police Department partners with one local organization to give the community an open forum.

The idea behind the forum? To allow police to 'hear from the African American as well as the gay and lesbian community about concerns they've had for years'.

The partnership with the Community Police Relations has been in the works for months now. Both sides feel working together will help bridge the gap and make Memphis a better place to live.

"We can work together on issues without being combatant with each other. We all live in this city (and) we all gotta be able to find common ground to work out all of our problems," explained one spokesperson.

The CPR and the Memphis police will hold forums the remainder of the year. These events will be open to the public.

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