The first of two meetings of a city crime summit is taking place Tuesday at the Indianapolis Urban League.
The Ten Point Coalition, which is sponsoring the event, promises specific answers and will talk about specifics strategies on how to curb violence and stop the illegal guns that are falling into the hands of teens and convicted felons.
City and church leaders, police and members of the community will take part. Addressing the summit is retired Indianapolis police officer Lt. Spencer Moore, father of officer David Moore who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
Moore says now is the time to take action against senseless violence and it's going to take the community to make a difference.
"One of the line in what I'm gonna tell them is-- this is a combat arena and we're 24-7 out there trying to preserve this city and we've got to get busy at it and there's a lot of ways to approach this- there's national programs, local programs but the most important thing is to get involved and get busy doing something to help reduce this and stop these senseless trageties from happening," said Moore.
Moore believes city and state leaders should look at all aspects including revisiting laws and utilizing existing programs and engaging the community to take part in ending violence.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times