- Associated Press - Monday, July 31, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - In a story July 30 about a Florida police department using money recovered from drug busts for free public barbecues, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of Sunrise police Major Robert Voss as Sunrise Mayor Robert Voss.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Sunrise police fund free BBQs with recovered drug money

A South Florida police department is using money recovered in drug stings in a savory way: they’re hosting free public barbecues

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida police department is using money recovered in drug stings in a savory way: they’re hosting free public barbecues.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that police in Sunrise are hosting the “pop-up” barbecues as a way to improve community relations.

The department posts the location and time of a barbecue on its social media accounts.

Police Major Robert Voss told the newspaper that young children are at first hesitant with the officers, but by the end of the barbecue they’re hugging them and saying goodbye.

Police have been hosting the barbecues once-a-month for about a year.

Mourice “Mo” Hylton says he attended his first one by chance, and that it’s nice to see officers socializing and having fun instead of arresting people.

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