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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – Folks in Liberty had the opportunity to grab a cup of coffee with the township’s police officers Wednesday.
It was all a part of National Coffee with a Cop Day.
Liberty Township Police invited the public to have a cup of coffee, conversation, and even pose for pictures with township officers at the Starbuck’s on Belmont Avenue.
Police Chief Toby Meloro says it’s a great way to help build a strong relationship between the police department and the community it serves.
“It brings the community together. In most situations, we see people in heated situations. This allows people to come to us, approach us, see that we’re just like they are,” Chief Meloro said.
National Coffee with a Cop is held on the first Wednesday in October.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn his 2020 election defeat brought the Justice Department to the brink of chaos, and prompted top officials there and at the White House to threaten to resign, a Senate Judiciary Committee report found.
The report released Thursday by the Democratic-run committee offers new insight into how the Republican incumbent tried to undo the vote and exert his will on the department, asking leaders to declare the election “corrupt” and disparaging its top official for not doing anything to overturn the results. Trump’s actions led to a near-revolt at department headquarters that receded only after senior officials warned of a mass resignation, with one White House lawyer describing efforts to undo the election as a “murder-suicide pact.”
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Police say that this happened at around 2:30 a.m. Police also say that the closure happened between Mahoning Avenue and Viall Road.

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