Criminal Justice

Local Police Respond To Violence With STOP Team

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August 30, 2013 — While Gary waits on whether Gov. Mike Pence will decide to send direct aid to the city to help with a recent spike in the homicide rate, a local task force has been formed to look at some of the areas hit hardest by crime in Lake County.

Formed in cooperation with several urban and suburban police departments, along with county and federal prosecutors, the group uses a data-driven approach to target areas which have seen the greatest increase in drug and violent crime.  Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steve Walsh reports that local police felt they could not wait for help from outside the county…


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