Chris Coleman on Gun Control
Get guns off the street; redirect youth onto positive paths
Mayor Chris Coleman announced at a press conference with the Police Chief and leaders from the African American community that he is taking three immediate steps to strengthen Saint Paul's police response to the recent uptick in gun violence:
"This past week, we have seen an explosion in gun violence across the city, resulting in too many lives lost, too many parents grieving, and too many families shattered," said Mayor Coleman.
The Mayor also stressed the importance of working directly with the community, and thanked the God Squad for their continued support of city efforts to get guns off the street, and redirect youth onto positive paths.
Source: St. Paul MN Mayoral office press release, "Gun Violence"
, Apr 20, 2016
increasing the overtime budget for officers through the summer
- adding five additional sworn officers to the department, bringing the total force to a historic 620
- and committing to permanent funding for the Community Ambassador Program.
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