Rochester Mayor extends local gun violence State of Emergency
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Mayor James Patrick Smith Monday extended the City of Rochester’s local gun violence Emergency Proclamation and Order for another 30 days.
Former mayor Lovely Warren declared the emergency on Nov. 12. At the time, there were a record-breaking 71 homicides in the City of Rochester in 2021.
As of Monday, Dec. 13, there have been 80 homicides.
The declaration is intended to help the city get access to additional resources to get people committing violence off the streets.
When the order expires, Malik Evans will be the mayor of Rochester. He could choose to extend the state of emergency for another 30 days.
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