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Press Release

United States Attorney Minkler to host third project safe neighborhoods outreach initiative

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana
Community Involvement Sought to Combat Crime in the Southern District of Indiana

Indianapolis – Josh J. Minkler, United States Attorney, announces the upcoming third roundtable gathering of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Outreach Initiative.
When:             February 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.          
Where:            Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District of Indiana 

                      10 West Market Street, Suite 2100, Indianapolis, IN 46204

      The United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana (USAO, SDIN) is committed to proactive steps intended to foster safe neighborhoods and create opportunities to continue implementation of crime prevention strategies.

Representatives and leaders from private industry, the faith based community, the criminal justice sector, and grassroots community associations, and interested parties, are cordially invited to attend the third roundtable meeting, during which time conversations and action steps geared toward the reduction of gun violence in the district will be discussed. It is the stated PSN goal that our citizens enjoy safe neighborhoods and economic empowerment by engaging in both prevention activities and enforcement to hold gun-toting felons responsible for federal violations of law. Illustratively, the USAO, SDIN has prosecuted in excess of 195 cases alleging felons in possession of firearms and/or engaging in violent acts in 2018.

At the November PSN meeting, Jennifer Cameron, mother of JeShon Cameron, shared the story about how gun violence tragically affected her family in July 2018 by stealing the life of young JeShon far before his time. This November meeting was hosted by David McGuire, Principal of Tindley Summit, an extension of the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School System, who shared stories and action steps educators are engaged in under his leadership.    

United States Attorney Minkler thanks all of the law enforcement officers, citizens, community leaders, and activists who help foster this program.

Updated December 12, 2018