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Community members gathered Friday night to decry the police merit board’s decision to clear two IMPD officers who shot and killed an unarmed man, and call on city leaders to take further action.

It was the second night Faith in Indiana held a gathering, this time at Monument Circle downtown, holding signs, saying prayers and making pleas.

“Tonight is to keep the fire burning about this issue that’s facing our community and about what happened with our merit board yesterday to hopefully to impress our mayor who has said great things that we want a conversation and to begin to know what is it going to take for us to have a due process that actually works for black people,” Juan Barnes, the deputy director of Faith in Indiana, said.

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