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Police to hold community crime meeting in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police want to know what you think needs to be done to improve safety, health and life in general in Kansas City, Missouri.

The department will hold what it calls a listening session at the Gregg Klice Community Center on May 25, 2021.

Everyone is welcome, but officers specifically want to hear from people who live or work near 18th and Vine District.

There have been several shootings and other incidents in and around the Entertainment District this year. People living and working in the area say they are concerned about the increase in crime.

This includes the shooting death of famed trainer Gary Taylor. He was killed in the district in April.

Jackson County prosecutors on Thursday charged 29-year-old Jerronn Anderson with first-degree murder and felony armed felony in Taylor’s death.

There was a push earlier this month that called for people to get rid of guns in 18th and Vine District. People want to have the same security as other neighborhoods, but it’s not that simple.

The department hopes to be able to address different security issues and talk about what can and cannot be done during the session.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m.