Holder to talk about Ferguson at Atlanta meeting tonight

Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Atlanta this evening to talk about communities and their police in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting.

The evening will begin with a closed “community forum” at Ebenezer Baptist Church downtown in which Holder will meet with a small group of people to talk about the relationship of the community with its police department , Bob Page, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta, said this morning.

That meeting will be followed by a silent prayer vigil from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and then Holder and U.S. Attorney Sally Yates will speak at an interfaith service that begins at 7. That service will be open to the public, Page said.

Holder has been instructed by the president to attend such forums across the country to talk about how police interact with their communities and how to improve relations. Atlanta's will be the first such meeting.

Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, has announced his resignation but has agreed to remain in place until his successor is confirmed.

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