- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus mayor has directed community relations staff to meet with neighbors and clergy following the fatal shooting of a man by two plainclothes officers who said the man opened fire on them.

The officers were members of Mayor Andrew Ginther’s Community Safety Initiative, a summer program meant to reduce violence, take illegal guns of the streets and build trust between residents and police.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Wednesday (https://bit.ly/1UdoswC ) that black leaders and clergy members met with police officers and Ginther staff members Monday to discuss the June 6 shooting of 23-year-old Henry Green.

Police say they opened fire after Green, who was black, ignored commands to drop his gun.

Green’s family and a friend walking with him say police didn’t identify themselves when they began yelling at Green.

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