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Statement from Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella

(August 15, 2013) - In response to the recent increase in shootings and homicides Mayor Segarra and Police Chief Rovella met this morning and released the following statement:

“The recent shootings have been tragic for the families and for our entire community. One shooting is one too many. The Hartford Police Department will immediately deploy additional officers in our neighborhoods and that presence will continue for the foreseeable future. The safety of our residents is our number one priority. We are working with our community partners and will use every single resource necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

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For Immediate Release: August 15, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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