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Police meet people in neighorhood after double homicide

Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-24 20:15:24-04

Ferguson, Charlotte, Dallas.

Police and the people they're sworn to protect are clashing violently across the country. Saturday, Las Vegas police officers are going back to the scene of a crime to prevent more bloodshed.

Just weeks ago two men were gunned down in the Avery Park Apartments. Parents and kids live over there, near Torrey Pines Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. So many innocent people could've gotten hurt.

Police went back Saturday saying this should not have happened.

"We can prevent these things from happening, and not saying that we're perfect, but we are going in the right direction," said Captain Robert Plummer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The whole point is to make people feel safe and let them know that violent crime like this is not okay. More than that, these are officers who are assigned to this neighborhood. It's now part of the Bolden Area Command, one of the designated areas Metro covers.

Officers want to get to know the people they're policing. They're hoping if the police get to know the community, we won't see the violence other parts of the country have gone through.

"Instead of riot shields and tear gas and things like that, just have your officers come out here and talk to the community and explain exactly what's going on," said Vincent Buchanan, a resident of the Avery Park Apartments.

The event lasted for several hours. There was singing, eating, and even a puppet show.