Pastors protest Jeff Sessions' trip to Indianapolis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in Indianapolis today to meet with members of the Ten Point Coalition.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill invited Sessions to come and learn what the coalition has been doing to cut down on violent crime. The FBI recognized the group's crime-fighting efforts in April, and they could be an example for other cities across the country to follow.

The event is not without its controversy. More than a dozen inner city ministers denounced the meeting, calling the attorney general's civil rights record appalling, insulting and offensive.

"Sessions trying to come here and tell us he's going to help us in the black community is a farce," said Pastor Fitzurgh Lyons with Galilee Baptist Church.

The ministers also claim there is no solid proof that the Ten Point Coalition's efforts are actually working.

Its leader, Reverend Charles Harrison, claims homicides dropped by 85 percent in the neighborhoods they work in.

The 2:30 p.m. meeting is not open to the public.