My effort to re-establish the Gang Unit following record-level rates of homicide, gun violence

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It’s been a busy week at the King County Council! I just introduced legislation to re-establish the King County Sheriff’s Office's Gang Unit, which was shut down due to budget cuts to the Sheriff's Office.

As our region experiences record-level homicides and gun violence, it’s important to fund the law enforcement services that keep our communities safe. The King County Prosecutor’s Office just released a sobering report that indicates the number of people killed in shootings is up 48%, and the number of people wounded in shootings is up 65% over the four-year average. This is the highest number of gun violence victims we’ve seen since King County has started keeping record, making a Gang Unit very needed. I will continue to keep you updated as this effort progresses through the Council.

All my best,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chairman
Metropolitan King County Council

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