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Hispanic community meet with Albany leaders

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Crimes targeting Hispanics and the recent murder of a young clerk at a Hispanic grocery store has the community reaching out to police for help.

Albany Police is responding to the call, meeting the Hispanic community half way encouraging them to report crime.

Police talk to a small group at Darton College Saturday to foster a better relationship with the Hispanic community.

"Too often things happen in the Hispanic community and people don't feel comfortable calling the police," said Chief John Proctor, Albany Police Department.

"I was very pleased with the meeting, the authorities were here I think it was a breakthrough," said Pastor Anna Moored-Thomas, Live in Faith Church.

Outreach officials were there to speak to the group about other resources available to them in Albany.

Capital City Bank also gave attendees information about the benefits of opening a checking account.

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