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Local police attend Cardinals game with St. Louis youth

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Police chiefs from Ferguson St. Louis City, and St. Louis County joined with 30 African American teenagers at Busch Stadium Tuesday. Police chiefs from Ferguson St. Louis City, and St. Louis County joined with 30 African American teenagers at Busch Stadium Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Local police officials and youth from the St. Louis area met at Busch Stadium Tuesday night, in a continued effort to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.

Police chiefs from Ferguson, St. Louis City and St. Louis County joined with 30 African American teenagers to watch the Cardinals play against the Cincinnati Reds, at an event organized by Urban Initiatives.

Bishop Edwin Bass said the youth development group planned the event to foster a positive conversation between police and young people.

"We believe this activity will go a long way to start humanizing each other, and then [lead to] a positive dialogue," said Bishop Bass.

The group plans to organize similar events in the future to keep the lines of communication open.

"We're always looking for an opportunity to have a positive interaction with the public out there and especially these young men," said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

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