Crime summit in St. Louis to discuss ways to reduce urban violence

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 19 at 4:40 PM

(KMOV) - Local, regional and national leaders converge on St. Louis on Wednesday to discuss ways to fight crime in the area.

Attorney General Christ Koster is hosting the summit, which started it Kansas City earlier this week and will continue at St. Louis University School of Law on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s focusing on violent crime affecting Missouri families, schools and the state’s economic development. St. Louis leaders such as Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson will be in attendance.

One of the event’s special guests include William Bratton, who formerly served as commissioner as the New York City Police Department and Los Angeles’ chief of police.

He’ll be one of several to examine various strategies that have led to dramatic decreased in New York City’s crime over the past two decades.

 

Wednesday’s session will focus on gang violence, youth employment programs and mental health initiatives.

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