Warrick Speaks on Eastside Violence

Another rash of violence on the eastside recently, but the city and community continue to fight back.

For one: “increased resources through the (SAPD) gang unit and street crimes unit,” District 2 Councilman Alan Warrick told KTSA News.

Those resources would focus on certain areas.

“There’s federal assistance, whether it’s the DEA or other federal agencies, we’re having them come in and assist,” he said.

The new shot-spotter program should be up and operating soon, and then there’s targeted foot patrols.

“We have new legislation where we are going to have police officers, on foot, walking the highest crime areas,” Warrick said.

But community involvement, especially with new economic development on the eastside, is a must, he said.

“And they’re really calling the police department and my office to task, and saying ‘this is what we want for our community, and we’re not going to accept anything less,'” he said.

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