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Rep. Bishop says communities and police need better relationships

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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Congressman Sanford Bishop was in Cordele Thursday night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone which works to bring economic development to specific struggling areas of Crisp and Dooly Counties.

In the light of events in Ferguson, Missouri recently, Bishop says the nation needs to reinvest resources in programs that foster positive relationships between communities and police. "We have seen a regression in terms of a decline in the positive and cooperative relationship between law enforcement and communities. We need to move back in that direction," Rep. Bishop said.

He said community oriented policing programs around the country that got a lot of federal money in the 1990s were influential and had positive impacts on cities.

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