Police Meet With Miami Jewish Community After Rabbi Shooting

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    Members of Miami's Jewish community met behind closed doors with the Miami-Dade and North Miami Beach Police Departments to discuss the investigation into the shooting death of a New York rabbi. Rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot and killed Saturday while walking to his North Miami Beach temple. (Published Thursday, Aug 14, 2014)

    Members of Miami's Jewish community met with the Miami-Dade and North Miami Beach Police Departments to discuss the investigation into the shooting death of a New York rabbi.

    Rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot and killed Saturday while walking to his North Miami Beach temple. Police say Raksin was approached by two men, who shot him after an altercation.

    Four members of the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office were also in attendance at the closed door meeting.

    "We were very reassured that all of the departments are really doing their utmost, they promised us that they're on the case and we were comforted by their promise and their determination," Rabbi Yosef Marlowe said.

    Police Address Rabbi Death

    [MI] Police Address Rabbi Death
    A Miami-Dade Police chaplain said Monday that a rabbi who was shot and killed while walking to his North Miami Beach temple Saturday morning likely did not have his wallet on him, while community members fear the incident could have been a hate crime. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports. (Published Monday, Aug 11, 2014)

    Some in the community believe it was a hate crime. Police said they are investigating all possible leads in the case.

    "We need the community, we need them to call us, we need them to be our eyes and our ears," Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Delma Noel-Pratt said, after Wednesday night's closed-door meeting. "Working together, that's the only way that we're going to be able to get things like this solved."

    Raksin, a father of six, was mourned by hundreds at a funeral in Brooklyn Monday.