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Hogsett: Anti-violence summit coming to Indianapolis

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As Indianapolis’ homicide rate continues at a near record rate, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday that an anti-violence summit will take place in the city Sept. 3-5, bringing together federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials from around the country.

With more than 60 slayings through May, Indianapolis’ homicide rate has surpassed those of cities such as New York and Chicago, occurring as other cities around the country have seen a decline in deadly violent crime. Indianapolis, Hogsett said, “has struggled with the worst outbreak of violence in a generation.”

The summit will feature public safety leaders from around the country to discuss proven anti-violence techniques and strategies and best practices to make city neighborhoods safer. “We must do all we can to bring those successful strategies to the streets of our city,” said Hogsett, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

Confirmed speakers include federal prosecutors from Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Gary, Louisville, Las Vegas, Nashville, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Seattle.

Hogsett said the summit comes as his office continues to marshal federal resources to assist local law enforcement efforts and coordinate investigations to federally prosecute cases in the most violent neighborhoods of Indianapolis.

More information about the summit is available here.
 

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