ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to meet with law enforcement and community leaders in Atlanta.
The president instructed Holder to set up regional meetings on building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri. The Atlanta event on Monday is the first one.
Tensions between police and the community in Ferguson boiled over after a white police officer shot a black teenager in August. Protests turned violent again last week, after a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s death.
Holder plans to participate in a round table discussion with law enforcement and community leaders. Then he’s scheduled to deliver remarks at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church.
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