Atlantic County Holds Walks to End Community Divide

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

Officials with the Atlantic County Coalition for a Safe Community brought the Atlantic City community together before the Fourth of July.

On Tuesday, July 3rd, coalition representatives, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, local police officers, and members of the community came together for one of their weekly community walks.

At the end of the walk, Tyner addressed the recent fatal police shooting of Timothy Deal saying while his death was tragic, it was in response to an unprovoked attack on the people who were doing their jobs of protecting the community.

He said all too often shootings like this can divide communities, which is why events like the community walks are so important to help create a strong bond between residents and police officers.

The next walk is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10th.

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