News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Police Chief York in Washington for meeting on reducing gun violence
(April 9, 2013) – Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York is representing the City of Fort Wayne today at an event in Washington, D.C. aimed at reducing gun violence.
Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver remarks at the White House at 2 p.m. to continue calling on Congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence. The Vice President and Attorney General Holder will be joined by law enforcement officials from across the country and will highlight the importance of proposed gun safety measures to the law enforcement community.
Chief York is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum. Members of the Forum were invited to Washington to hear from the Vice President about efforts to reduce gun violence.
Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit organization, the Police Executive Research Forum is a police research organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. The organization helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership; public debate of police and criminal justice issues; and research and policy development.
“I appreciate Chief York’s leadership and commitment to ensuring that our City is as safe as possible,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “It’s vital that we come together as a community and partner with our police department.”
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