Church host forum to bring police and youth together

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CAHOKIA, IL (KPLR) – On Wednesday night parents and teens filled the Power of Change Christian Church to ask police some tough questions and they got the answers they were looking for.

Parents, students and law enforcement gathered at the first Save Our Sons forum to have open dialogue about how to interact with police and your rights as a citizen. For the most part the audience asked intense questions about police brutality, deadly force, daily interactions and what to do if you`re pulled over. Panelist from Illinois State Police, Cahokia and St. Louis city police along with a St. Clair County judge were on hand to answer questions and explain the law.

Panelist also say if you have a complaint you should file it immediately after the incident and with a supervisor while your memory is fresh.

The church is planning to have similar events throughout the month to help educate the community and bridge the gap between teens and police.

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