The Dallas Police Department met with members of the LGBT community on Tuesday to their concerns and create a dialogue after comments made by Pastor Jeffress last week.
According to police, the discussion began with the group's main concern regarding the police department's relationship with First Baptist Dallas, the church which held a Back to Blue event on April 17, 2016. The event was to show support for the Dallas Police Department and offer free services to officers and their families.
Chief Brown reiterated that "there is no agreement or relationship with First Baptist Dallas. Attending this event was not an endorsement of anyone's views or religion. The purpose was the acceptance of support to help our officers."
Police said the discussion also touched upon investigations of criminal offenses in the Oaklawn area, efforts to improve communications, and the dedication of police resources.
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Dallas police said in a statement, "The meeting was very productive and everyone agreed to work together to continue to grow the trust in the community."