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Violence Task Force meets to discuss findings

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The task force met to discuss their findings. The task force met to discuss their findings.
Leaders spoke at the meeting. Leaders spoke at the meeting.
The scene of a shooting on May 17. The scene of a shooting on May 17.

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 done.

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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