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LMPD taking part in 'Peace Walk' in Russell neighborhood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Local officials and LMPD officers are working to improve the relationship between police and the community, and are inviting citizens to take part in a Peace Walk in Louisville's California neighborhood.

During the walk, residents will have a chance to talk to community leaders and officers about reducing crime and violence in the neighborhood. 

Police and community leaders say it's important to get out on the streets and talk with people about making the community safer. 

The West Louisville Urban Coalition is stressing a similar message. During a meeting Monday night at King Soloman Baptist Church, community members stressed "all lives matter."

Police Chief Steve Conrad, says LMPD is still requiring officers to patrol in pairs in an effort to help make them safer after recent attacks targeting law enforcement. 

"What happened in Dallas, what happened in Baton Rouge, unfortunately could happen in any community," Conrad said at Monday's meeting. "And we want the men and women doing this job to feel comfortable doing their jobs."

Councilman David James, Chief Conrad, and LMPD officers from Louisville's Second Division will participate in the "Peace Walk. The hour-long walk is set to start at 6 o'clock at 18th and Wilson. 

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