Mayor Bill Finch and Governor Dannel Malloy’s Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Michael Lawlor, working together with state and federal law enforcement representatives, will host a public forum on June 5 at 9:30 a.m., to strategize solutions to the recent uptick in gun violence in the City. A second forum will be held on June 26 at 6 p.m.

“One death is one too many,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “Last month’s shooting that involved an innocent young child caught in the crossfire crossed the line. We know it’s a small nucleus of people – bad actors, if you will – who are at the root of most of this gun violence, and most of them are using illegal guns. Our police department is working hard to build its cases against them, but we need help from prosecutors to keep them locked up and off the street.” The forum will bring together representatives from nonprofits, health care providers, education, after school providers, clergy, business community, neighborhood representatives, community members and those whose lives have been touched by violence.

WHERE-When: Tuesday, June 5: Auditorium, Kolbe Cathedral High School, 33 Calhoun Place, Bridgeport CT– 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 26: Beacon Hall, Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd.–6 to 8 p.m.

By Stephen Krauchick

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