ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany law enforcers and clergy want south Georgia to avoid police mistrust issues being seen in some areas of the nation. The Rhema World Cathedral is hosting Friday's "Hand's Up Don't Shoot" seminar, to make sure people in Albany don't stereotype police and we avoid the violence being seen in many areas.
Decisions not to indict officers in recent deaths sparked protests around the country and riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Law enforcement leaders in Albany want to keep trust here. Sheriff Kevin Sproul, Albany Police Chief John Proctor, and Florida State University Police Chief David Perry will explain your rights, and what to do if you have a problem with an officer to stay safe.
"Our young people, let's train them on how to respond when being approached by law enforcement officers. And on the same, at the same token, train our officers the even more," said Bishop Victor Powell, Rhema Word Cathedral Pastor.
The Hands up Don't shoot seminar will start at 7:00 Friday night at the Second Location for Rhema Word Cathedral at 610 West Oglethorpe.
Albany law enforcement leaders know there is a lot of national mistrust of cops right now and they want to make sure that mistrust or violence does not come to our community.