NYPD Seeks Clergy’s Help With Brooklyn Gang Violence

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The NYPD is hoping some divine intervention can help reduce the violent crime plaguing Brooklyn’s minority communities.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reports

“This challenge cannot be addressed by the police department alone. It demands community involvement,” said police commissioner Ray Kelly.

Kelly says, with the clergy’s help, police will work on building trust in the community, getting guns off the streets, and counseling at-risk youth.

Bishop Gerald Seabrook says they’ve buried way too many children.

“…and we say enough is enough,” said Seabrook.

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