Mayor Henry and city officials lead neighborhood walk

Mayor Henry and city officials lead neighborhood walk

Mayor Tom Henry met with city officials today for a neighborhood walk on the north side of town. The walk took place in the Wheatridge subdivision where there was an officer-involved shooting back in May.
The citizens of Fort Wayne need to know the administration is accessible and one way to do that is to go out and visit the citizens in their neighborhoods.
Mayor Tom Henry met with city officials today for a neighborhood walk on the north side of town. The walk took place in the Wheatridge subdivision where there was an officer-involved shooting back in May. 

"Our officers, you know it's very unusual, we're involved in four police-involved shootings, one on this very block," said Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York. 

Mayor Tom Henry told WFFT that the neighborhood walks are important for the community.

"It's terribly important. The citizens of Fort Wayne need to know the administration is accessible and one way to do that is to go out and visit the citizens in their neighborhoods," said Mayor Henry. 

Just four months ago, Fort Wayne Police shot and killed an armed man in the Wheatridge neighborhood who they say was shooting at homes and officers.

"I think unfortunate for Fort Wayne is following the trend of many other cities in the U.S. as far as it goes as far as violence and homicides are concerned, gun violence in particular," said Chief York.

Chief York says the Fort Wayne Police Department takes the level of violence this year seriously, especially the issue of gun violence. 

"We're very data-driven. We look at our crime activity every day and focus our resources on it so you know we're at it," said Chief York.

Mayor Henry and other officials hope that one-on-one meetings with residents will help to address issues in the community and make Fort Wayne a safer place.
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