community violence task force

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 Several city board members, community leaders, and organizations from across Columbia met at City Hall Wednesday evening to discuss the progress of Mayor McDavid’s Community Violence Task Force. City Council Member Michael Trapp said the city was spurred on to create the task force in August of 2013 after several violent, high-publicity gun crimes in May of 2012 in order to combat and prevent violent crimes in Columbia.

Open Forum on Local Violence to be Held at City Hall

Oct 22, 2015
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  The Community Violence Task Force will hold a community dialogue next week to discuss what the Task Force’s work should focus on from here. The Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence, created in 2013, submitted its recommendations to the city council last year. The Council later requested an update which they received at their meeting last Monday.