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Church leaders to host hands up, don't shoot seminar

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As protests around the country continue in the grand jury decisions of the Ferguson and Eric Garner cases, some Albany church leaders want to host a seminar to make sure young people know how to respond if stopped by law enforcement.

On Friday night church leaders and police will be at the Amehr Rhema Word Cathedral on Ogelthrope hosting the "Hands up! Don't Shoot Seminar".

Bishop Victor Powell says he wants to bridge a gap by talking about stereo types.

He says he's worried the protests going on around the country will breed distrust between police officers and the public here in Albany and Dougherty County.

Law enforcers, including officers from the Albany Police Department, and deputies with Dougherty County Sheriff's office, will be at the seminar to talk with the public.

“We want to encourage adults, this is not just applicable to young people, its applicable to all people, how to respond when officers are approaching you,”says Bishop Victor Powell.

The seminar will start at 7 p.m.

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