- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police and community activists are inviting city residents to a community cookout this Sunday.

The event “First Steps Barbecue,” will be held at McAdams Park, starting at 6 p.m.

After a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on Tuesday, police Chief Gordon Ramsay met with local activist leaders to discuss replacing a second protest planned for Sunday with the cookout.

Ramsay says officers will be encouraged - but not required - to attend the event to interact with citizens. The police department will provide the food, with officers grilling and serving it.

The department is seeking donations for the cookout.

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