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Stockton city council approves new task force

10:53 AM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA - Concerned residents went before Stockton City Council Tuesday night to voice their frustrations about the growing violence.

Meanwhile, city council unanimously approved a new task force targeting parolees to prevent them from becoming repeat offenders.

Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones believes the new CCP task force and Ceasefire- a faith based effort- will help curb the violence. He also said he is counting on the California Highway Patrol to supplement "community response teams."

Stockton residents told city council members they were concerned about the new record number of homicides this year; they believe that limited staffing at the police department adds to the violence.

However, residents are hopeful that the new task force will help curb the violence.


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