HARTFORD, Conn. – An emergency meeting has been called between the state and Hartford officials by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to discuss the increasing number of homicides in the state’s capital city.
A fatal shooting that took place early Tuesday marked the city’s 17th homicide, which is a significant increase from last year. A total of 19 homicides were reported last year in Hartford.
A letter was sent Friday to Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, in which Malloy stated that the state will provide additional assistance to help the city in this “difficult time”.
The governor said that the state officials would like to discuss the city’s current strategy to fight violence in the city and also to understand how it would put additional resources to use.
The Hartford Mayor also released a letter Thursday evening requesting additional staff, including three state police detectives, three inspectors from the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office and parole and probation staff.
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