Area church prays for Jonesboro officers, community Saturday

Mayor Perrin announces he re-starting a weekly city-wide prayer meeting with local pastors from all denominations.

Area church prays for Jonesboro officers, community Saturday

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The members of an area church stood in front of the Jonesboro Police Department Saturday to pray, with police saying the message was appreciated.

According to a Facebook post from the Jonesboro Police Department, the Kingdom Nation Ministries went to the police station on South Caraway Road.

Thank you to Kingdom Nation Ministries for coming by the department this afternoon to pray over the department, the...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Saturday, May 30, 2020

“Thank you to Kingdom Nation Ministries for coming by the department this afternoon to pray over the department, the officers and the community. We appreciate your prayers and support during this trying time. #devilstheonewhohates,” Jonesboro police said in the post.

Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott and Mayor Harold Perrin held a special news conference to address the outrage over George Floyd’s death in Minnesota. The officer seen kneeling on his neck has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder.

Chief Elliott and Mayor Perrin addressed what officers were seen on video doing in Minnesota, and spoke out against those actions. Both men explained the extensive training local officers go through to avoid ever being in a situation like that.

Mayor Perrin also announced he would be starting up a city-wide prayer meeting with local pastors.

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LIVE COVERAGE: Statement from Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and Police Chief Rick Elliott on protests going on around the country.

Posted by Region 8 News on Saturday, May 30, 2020

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