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Rep. Richards Applauds Move to Provide $175,000 for ShotSpotter

Rep. Jon Richards released the following statement in support of a proposal announced today to provide $175,000 in state funds for the Milwaukee Police Department’s ShotSpotter Program.

By - Jan 16th, 2014 10:38 am

Madison—Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), a member of the legislature’s budget committee, released the following statement in support of a proposal announced today to provide $175,000 in state funds for the Milwaukee Police Department’s ShotSpotter Program.

“I am pleased common-sense has prevailed and additional resources will be coming back to Milwaukee to support an effective crime fighting tool.  ShotSpotter is one of several community policing initiatives used by the Milwaukee Police Department to combat gun violence.  The program works and should never have been cut in the first place.”

During state budget deliberations, Richards moved to restore the $445,400 cut to the ShotSpotter program.  His motion failed on a party-line vote.

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