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Leaders hold news conference calling for conversation about race relations

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

There has been a call for Baton Rouge and Louisiana to become part of the conversation about race relations in the community.

"I believe that we address the problem through changes in the law because we can no longer have district attorneys who work with police on a daily basis investigate those policemen when complaints are made, so we need changes in our state legislature," one leader said.

The Louisiana NAACP and other state leaders held a news conference Friday afternoon in front of the 19th Judicial Courthouse.

The group also affirmed its support for the nationwide efforts calling for justice in connection with police killings of unarmed black men.

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