Unity Day fosters dialogue between police, people

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - They call it Police United Day and for a dozen years it's been a way for police and the people they serve to get together and talk.

The event is being held Saturday in Charleston. It's hosted by state Sen. Robert Ford and state Rep. Wendell Gilliard, both Charleston Democrats.

The event includes music and food and there will be fingerprint and DNA kits for parents to keep with their records in case their children go missing. In addition, Project Cool Breeze will be providing 150 air conditioners to needy senior citizens.

Gilliard says the goal of the program is to create a dialogue between the state, law enforcement and residents.

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