On the heels of more than a half dozen shootings in Buffalo, local leaders took part in National Night Out, an event designed to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.
"We need the community to trust police," said Cedric Holloway who runs the Johnnie B. Wiley Center. Holloway is also the commander of the Buffalo Police SWAT team.
"We want the community to connect with the police department so we can end the senseless killing," he said.
Without the trust between the two, Holloway says crimes go unsolved.
"I thought it was important for this area to participate in National Night Out," he said. "This area especially needs it.