Calls for understanding, end to violence at NAACP prayer service

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NORMANDY, MO (KPLR)-St. Louis County NAACP officials are calling for unity following police shootings in Ballwin, MO and Dallas, TX.  A prayer vigil was held Sunday at the Murchison Tabernacle CME Church in Normandy,MO, with a message centered on the urgent need to end violence and misunderstanding.

The NAACP is pleading with the community to avoid turning their sadness and frustration from this week’s police involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota into violence.

Various law enforcement officers, clergy and community leaders were on hand to reflect and pray for unity and understanding as well as the safety of young African -American men across the nation and the safety of our community law enforcement officers.

Metropolitan St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar both attended the prayer service.