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Milwaukee police host community brat fry as part of Cops and Kids Foundation partnership

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A tasty brat on a summer day is pretty hard to beat. 

On Friday, July 31, the Milwaukee Police Department invited the community to a brat fry thanks to a partnership involving the Cops and Kids Foundation.

It was held in the Sam's Club parking lot near 124th and Bradley on the northwest side. 

In addition to enjoying brats, hot dogs and chips, it was a good opportunity for people of all ages to chat with police officers, with the goal of fostering a better understanding and stronger bonds between cops and the community.

"When tensions get high like this, we need to kind of center ourselves and realize what is important and it is that we're all in this together, and having events like this gives us the opportunity to do that," said MPD Officer Jason Janotta.

Cops and Kids Foundation is a nonprofit that promotes partnerships between law enforcement and communities through the use of proven community policing techniques.

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