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VIDEO: Police Chief Jeri Williams marches in downtown Phoenix, tells protesters 'we hear you'

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 01:23:49-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams joined a group marching in downtown Phoenix Friday evening, and told protesters that the department is listening to their demands.

Watch video of Chief Williams marching and speaking during Friday's rally in the player above.

Following the march, Williams spoke in front of a crowd of protesters saying, "We hear you!"

"We hear you, you have forced us to hear you by your constant and incessant demonstration and wanting something different. We hear you!" Chief Williams said.

Williams went on to tell the group that they all need to work together to see a change, and demonstrators will have to be patient while the police department works to improve their relationship with the community.

"If walking out in 106 degrees with y'all means we are going to work together, we're going to work together...We're going to work together to make change. We're going to work together on the killngs, but I'm going to need you guys to give us some time," Chief Williams said.

She also commended the group for remaining peaceful for the past several nights during rallies downtown.