LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Mayor's Violence Task Force has conducted
studies and will now discuss changes needed in the city of Louisville.
The task force was created
after the May 17 shooting in the Parkland Neighborhood where three people were
murdered, one while hundreds of people stood around and watched.
The Mayor's office said
the sub-committees completed their reports.
Now those in charge of the
group, including Vice Chair Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, will compile those findings
for a final report to give to Mayor Greg Fischer.
Tuesday, at a diversity
forum at University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Nesbitt, along with a
few others from the group spoke about what they found and what needs to be
Nesbitt said, "In terms of
why this is a Louisville problem and not just one of west Louisville, you're
paying for the healthcare associated with these violent incidents and the
reputation as a violent city impairs our business, impairs your opportunity to
recruit new businesses which will not allow us to address our unemployment."
Nesbitt said costs for
providing care for those injured by a gun in Jefferson County alone is $9
million to $12 million.
The final report should be
released sometime in November.
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