“I believe strongly that Mayor Schaaf put forth a budget that was designed to preserve public safety for the entire city — both law enforcement and violence prevention,” said Chief Armstrong.
The chief expressed major concerns about the recent spike in violent crimes.
“We find ourselves in a crisis. We find ourselves reeling from a weekend of violence where we have seen four homicides over a three-day period. It now has us currently at 65 homicides for the year – that’s a 90% increase compared to last year,” said Chief Armstrong.