City, county leaders to hold public anti-violence meeting Tuesday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— Rochester City leaders want your feedback on stopping gun violence, and you’ll get the chance to weigh in Tuesday afternoon.

Rochester Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan and Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley are holding a leadership meeting with a focus on connecting with community groups and other local leaders to talk about innovative ways to address the violence.

Rochester sits at 44 homicides in 2021, just eight short of the total number of homicides in 2020. Other initiatives, like the VIPER task force, are in place to curb the trend.

Tuesday’s meeting is set for 2 p.m. at the Danforth Community Center on West Avenue.

While the meeting is open for the public to attend– the number of people allowed to present proposals is limited –and you have to sign up beforehand. You are asked to RSVP by emailing Organizers ask you to submit an outline of a gun violence proposal of your own.