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State bishops bring hundreds to service for police shooting victims


Hundreds of people came to pray for and remember those who have been killed in officer-involved shootings, Wednesday night in North Charleston.

They filled St. Peters AME Church for the event organized by the Coalition of Methodist Bishops.

"We cry for justice; for mercy,” Rev. Richard Norris, a bishop for the AME church said.

Speakers prayed for those killed in officer involved shootings including Walter Scott and Bryant Heyward, who was recently shot by a sheriff's deputy in Hollywood.

The historic event included bishops from four South Carolina denominations of the Methodist faith.

"We ask now that you would be with the families of those who have lost loved ones and the unjust and unlawful murder of their family members,” Norris said in a prayer.

"We come tonight not to condemn law enforcement for we know that there are some good people in law enforcement,” Rev. Robert Kennedy, the pastor of the St. Peters AME Church said.

While no official plans for lower officer-involved incidents was revealed, speakers all called for law enforcement officers to use better judgment.

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