Council committee passes Green Alert system measure
News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey
The Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee today votedThe Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee today votedunanimously to recommend approval of a resolution expressing the city’s support for a Green Alert system to provide information about missing at-risk veterans.
Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, primary sponsor of the resolution, said the measure expresses support for the Corey Adams Searchlight Act, named for a Milwaukee U.S. Air Force Veteran who passed away in 2017 after going missing for 18 days.
“A bipartisan group of Wisconsin legislators proposed the Corey Adams Searchlight Act, which would create a Green Alert system in Wisconsin for a missing atrisk veteran, similar to an Amber Alert issued for a missing child or a Silver Alert issued for a missing senior citizen,” Alderman Rainey said.
“Sadly many of our veterans battle depression and suffer other mental and physical wounds from their service to our nation, and a Green Alert system would enlist the aid of the public and law enforcement in locating a missing veteran and could greatly improve the chances of the veteran’s safe return and ensure that he or she receives the support that is needed,” the alderman said.
The Green Alert system file – co-sponsored by Council members Ashanti Hamilton, Milele A. Coggs, José G. Pérez, Chantia Lewis, Terry L. Witkowski, Mark A. Borkowski and Bob Donovan – will be taken up by the full Common Council when it meets at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17 in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.
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