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By WVUA 23 Reporter Amber Boswell

Following the death of Tuscaloosa Police Officer Dornell Cousette, many residents in the Tuscaloosa community want to come together to share their ideas and solutions in hopes of reducing the crime rate in Tuscaloosa.

Retired Police Officer Darryl McKinstry will host a State of Tuscaloosa Community Forum Nov. 4 at McKinistry Banquet Hall.

The forum’s purpose is offering a spot for residents and local leaders to come together and share their ideas for moving the city forward.

McKinstry said he believes this forum can unite Tuscaloosa residents and is the first step to making Tuscaloosa a safer community.

“We want to make sure we can share the responsibility as far as the community getting involved as well as the politicians getting involved, the pastors and everyone,” McKinstry said.

He said he also wants residents to share resources with each other.

“We want to share our resources, come up with some ideas and hopefully we can walk away with something,” McKinstry said.

The forum will take place on Nov. 4 at McKinistry Banquet Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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