To: News Directors, Producers, Reporters, Editors, Photographers, and Social Media Managers
What: Press Conference:
When: Tuesday – September 24, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.
Where: Busby Street Community Center | 1745 Busby Street
Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook, City of Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin, members of the Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the United States Attorney’s Office – District of South Carolina (SC) will announce that the Columbia Police Department (CPD) has been awarded a significant federal grant designed to reduce gun crimes in the City, and through an enhanced investigative process, trace illegal guns and offenders who could face federal gun crime penalties.
Chief Holbrook will also announce the formation of a new CPD Unit that will specifically focus on violent gun crimes.