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NYPD hosts community event, town hall to connect with Brooklyn families

In the wake of the dozens of recent shootings reported across the city, the NYPD decided to host a community event at the Raymond Bush Playground to connect with Brooklyn families Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2020, 9:05 PM

Updated 1,432 days ago

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In the wake of the dozens of recent shootings reported across the city, the NYPD decided to host a community event at the Raymond Bush Playground to connect with Brooklyn families Tuesday. 
People were seen enjoying music, food, games and the sun. Police also answered questions about gun violence. 
“We still believe there are some good cops, and this event shows a lot of pride. No matter their opinion, they are family to us,” said Bryce Pabon. 
Booths also offered different resources to educate people on the spike in gun violence across the city. 
“Sometimes you have to think about so many other things that aren’t fun like violence. But when you have a day like this, everyone feels good and is excited,” said NYPD Captain of Community Affairs Tarrik Sheppard.  
A town hall was also held Tuesday, and Councilman Robert Cornegy led the conversation-- stating that the NYPD’s leadership team is present to serve the community. 
“This is a proactive movement to make sure that while we partner with the police we have sustainable communities that work with the police,” said Cornegy. 
Kids also joined in on the conversation. People also took the time to honor all of the lives lost due to violence seen across the city. 
A vigil stands for 1-year-old Davell Gardner Jr., who was shot in the stomach and killed. 
Community members tell News 12 they hope more events like these take place in the future.


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