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Cedar Rapids Leaders Tackling Crime While Conducting Search for Police Chief

Updated: Friday, May 10 2013, 10:23 AM CDT
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (KGAN) -- It's a breezy January across the City of Cedar Rapids and that's one reason why you don't see much outside foot traffic this time of year. However, there's a lot of talk going on in a number of the neighborhoods across the city. Neighborhood associations are speaking up about how city leaders plan to deal with crime.

"Our statistics don't look much different than the last couple of years, we are concerned about some of the crime issues we've been seeing," says City Manager Jeff Pomeranz.

For example, the Taylor neighborhood in the last few months of 2011 saw multiple home invasions and a murder and in a neighborhood near Bever Park, about 20 homes and cares were vandalized. Back in October city leaders promised to get more involved with these associations. During that time, many of the association leaders said they needed to help of the city. Pomeranz tells CBS 2 that crime will be one of the driving factors while the search is on for a new police chief.

"We will have a process where we will involve the department as well as various levels of the community," Pomeranz said.

And those neighborhood leaders say they plan to hold city leaders accountable.
Cedar Rapids Leaders Tackling Crime While Conducting Search for Police Chief

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