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Tensions run high when community confronts SDPD chief

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Tensions flared during a community meeting Tuesday night about healing and moving forward from recent violence across the country involving black men killed by police and officers gunned down in the line of duty.

San Diego city leaders and San Diego Police Chief, Shelly Zimmerman, are working to bring the people of San Diego together in response to high profile shootings across the country.

“People are hurt, they are hurting this is not a dialogue, people are hurt,” shouted a resident.

Tuesday night's "Understanding, Healing and Moving Forward Community Discussion" was hosted by Councilwoman Myrtle Cole. She said the discussion was about building better relationships with police.

"We are not a Ferguson. We are not going to be Dallas. We are not going to Baltimore. We are going to build relationships with police officers and if you're scared or apprehensive to say that, today is the time to say that," said Cole.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer was invited but did not attend the forum. 

A peace and solidarity demonstration is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in front of police headquarters in downtown at 1401 Broadway. 

In this video report, CBS News 8's Abbie Alford shares the community’s high emotions and their concern about police relations. 

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