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Mayor Lovely Warren declares a state of emergency in Rochester due to increasing violence


Mayor Warren Declares a State of Emergency to

Combat Violence in Rochester this is after Rochester reaches over 70 homicide in the last 24 hours.


in a statement released


Joint Statement from Mayor Lovely A. Warren &

City Council Vice President and Public Safety,

Recreation and Human Services Chair Willie J.

Lightfoot Regarding the Proclamation of a State of

Emergency in the City of Rochester to address

Ongoing Violence in our Community

Our Rochester Police Department has been working

with its local, state and federal law enforcement

partners to expand their efforts to target those

individuals committing violence in our city. We have

also been working with the City law department to

determine what emergency powers we can exercise.

Today, Mayor Warren is declaring a local state of

emergency to ensure additional resources are brought

to bear with one clear goal: removing violent offenders

from our neighborhoods.

These individuals have already committed crimes, are

wanted for additional crimes and are most likely to be

perpetrating the violence we're seeing today. This

action ensures we are doing all we can to remove

these violent criminals from our streets.



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