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Mayor addresses teen violence in letter to community

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Surveillance video captures members of the teen mob at Bader's Food Mart (Source: Bader's Food Mart) Surveillance video captures members of the teen mob at Bader's Food Mart (Source: Bader's Food Mart)
Mayor Greg Fischer Mayor Greg Fischer

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville's mayor is asking everyone to prevent teen violence. 

In a letter published in the April 6 edition of the Courier-Journal, Mayor Greg Fischer called for more effort from the community. 

Among the steps Fischer talks about are an increased police presence in downtown Louisville and a new downtown police substation near the KFC Yum! Center. He also said Louisville Metro Police have enhanced their communications with TARC so officers can be alerted of problems. 

In addition, Fischer said 26 new surveillance cameras will be installed around Waterfront Park before Thunder Over Louisville on April 12 and that existing city programs, like the Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods initiative and SummerWorks jobs program will be used to give teens positive outlets.  

To read Mayor Fisher's Letter to the Community, click here.

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