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City leaders to discuss violence, take part in Neighborhood Walk

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- City leaders will be speaking this afternoon about the surge in violence and murders in Louisville. 

The Louisville Forum is holding the event at noon at Vincenzo's Restaurant. 

Panelists will include LMPD Chief Steve Conrad, community activist Christopher 2X and Metro Council Member David James. 

The lunchtime program is expected to address the city's surge in violent crime. There have been 56 murders in Louisville so far this year. A panel discussion will lead the program. 

Audience members will be able to ask the panelists questions about the rise in murders.

Later today Councilman Dan Johnson is expected to join LMPD Fourth Division officers for a Neighborhood Walk in Beechmont. Residents are encouraged to join officers in the Walk Against Crime.

Johnson says recent events show the need to meet and talk with police officers and get to know them to build good relationships and keep our neighborhoods safe.

The goal of the Neighborhood Walk is to bring LMPD officers together to talk to neighbors about reducing crime and violence. The walk is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Beechmont Community Center.

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