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Community Leaders Hold Meeting to Ease Tensions after Fatal Police Shooting

Posted: Friday, January 6, 2017 3:44 pm | Updated: 1:21 pm, Mon Jan 9, 2017.

The rumor goes that Jamal Rollins had his hands up when Miami-Dade Police opened fire on him, ending his life last week. And before that, as of yet unfounded, narrative created more strife, community leaders tried to ease the tension this Tuesday with a meeting for answers.

What the meeting ended up doing, was to show the divide and distrust many in the Perrine community have with the police department. safe. Rollins' family were skeptical they would get a fair investigation, while the Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez tried to ease worries that such an investigation would not be transparent or fair.

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