Midwest police chiefs hold first summit on firearm violence
In early April, the Alexandria, Va.-based International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) held the first Great Lakes Summit on Firearm Violence that was attended by law enforcement officials from across the Midwest. Now the IACP is compiling recommendations and an action plan based on information gathered during the summit.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Milwaukee Mayor Tome Barrett, both active members of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, spoke at the summit along with IACP President Chief Joseph Carter. Topics included gun trafficking, domestic violence, accidental gun deaths and suicides, gangs and police officer safety. It is not clear when the IACP recommendations will be released. More information on the summit is available at www.theiacp.org.