Police, community discuss recent tensions at BX church

Local leaders, the NYPD and people in Parkchester came together Friday to have a conversation about tensions between police and the community.

Local leaders, the NYPD and people in Parkchester came together Friday to have a conversation about tensions between police and the community.

Local leaders, the NYPD and people in Parkchester came together Friday to have a conversation about tensions between police and the community. (7/29/16)

THE BRONX - Local leaders, the NYPD and people in Parkchester came together Friday to have a conversation about tensions between police and the community.

A group called Organizing for Action brought both sides of the issue together at the Church of Saint Helena.

Officers from the 43rd Precinct along with local politicians hosted a panel to talk about the recent deaths of black men and several police officers across the country. 

There was a moment of silence for those who have died, and a film focused on the topic was shown. 

Organizers and community members seemed to agree that these discussions are the best way to bring everyone together. 

"It helps the community in that it shows both side and people actually talk," said Thomas D'Arrigo, of Parkchester. "Talk gives people knowledge and knowledge is power."

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