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Louisville church leaders want to bridge gap between African-American community and police

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Church leaders are hoping to be the bridge between families and police in troubled Louisville neighborhoods. 

"There's a disrespect in the black community of the police. They don't trust the police and in order to remedy that they have stopped talking and giving information to the police, but they still are talking to their preachers -- their mothers are talking to the preachers, grandmothers. And because of our relationship with the community, we can bring together the community and the police," said Bishop Dennis Lyons, of the Clergy Resource Team.

About 50 Louisville church leaders have formed a group to try to come up with solutions to the recent increase in gun violence. They plan to meet on a regular basis.

Members of the group have already met with LMPD.

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