Police, city leaders walk Lou. streets giving valuable safety tips


by WHAS11


Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 11 at 11:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A few steps could make all the difference. Just two days after an 11-year-old was accidentally shot, city leaders and police were out on the streets Monday giving people valuable safety tips.

On Cypress Street in West Louisville there’s a walk and a talk with residents.

“It's important for people to know that the police department is out here every single day protecting and serving that they have a community of support,” Attica Scott, Metro Councilwoman, said.

Scott along with citizens and police walked the streets with the backdrop of a homicide scene behind them. They were in the block of Cypress where a woman was killed and her house was set on fire earlier in March.

They want the community to have safety tips and information on calling police with crime information.

“It's scary to know someone can be right there and do that so I think it's important that people tell you -- so it don't happen to no one else in the neighborhood,” Andrea Hearn, a citizen, said.

This event also falls just days after an 11-year-old was shot on Larkwood Avenue. He was shot in the hip after a group of kids were playing with a gun.

 “Every single time there is an act of violence that is a safety concern, a public safety concern, cause every single act of violence affects all of us whether its domestic violence or gun violence it's a neighborhood and community issue,” Scott said.

A police officer had this to say.

“Individually we will never be able to solve our problems, but as a whole we'll be stronger than individual parts. So together we can reach out and let the people of this community know that we are here for them,” a police officer said.