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Prayer vigil focuses on unity between Jonesboro and police

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

    A prayer vigil held last night for law enforcement and the Jonesboro community felt more like a worship service.   Singers and choirs were singing about peace and several pastors talked about the need for unity between the community and police.  Members of the Jonesboro Police Department and the Arkansas State Police were recognized for their service to the community during a prayer vigil in Jonesboro.  Over 100 citizens from all across Jonesboro joined pastors from area churches in praying for the police of the city, the state and the nation, as well as the people and the peace of those areas.  Fullness of Joy Ministries hosted the vigil last night.  He tells why he decided to do this.

"I felt like something positive needed to happen with all of the chaos going on and we wanted to show you bring about change in a peaceful manner."

Pastor Adrian Rogers says the prayer vigil was a good start for future discussions in bringing the community and the police department together.

"We are talking with police now about holding forums in the near future.  This would allow for people to ask questions and have a frank and honest discussion so we can all understand what takes place during traffic stops."

Adrian Rogers.  He says more of those discussions can help unify the community and the Jonesboro Police Department.  Future forums are expected to take place over the next couple of weeks.