‘We are in a war': Government, community leaders discuss rising crime

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 29, 2022 10:22 PM CT | Published: September 29, 2022 10:22 PM CT

Speakers during the panel discussion represented each of the steps against gun violence outlined in the Safe Community Action Plan: focused deterrence approach, violence intervention, federal prosecution of gun crime, communications campaign, reduction in theft of guns from vehicles and Memphis Police Department Gun Crime Unit.


Crime Commission Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Howard Robertson Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. Jimmie Johnson Joe Murphy Greg Gilbert Shawn Jones Mary Powers
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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