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Early numbers show BRPD solving murders

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Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:21 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Sep 19, 2013 6:50 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Crime, murder, homicide, Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Unofficial numbers show Baton Rouge Police have solved all but 13 of the 47 murders in the city this year.

Police attribute that to multiple factors, including good police work and community outreach.

"Now it's more open with the BRAVE initiative being out there, making contact with the community going to all these community meetings, we have various community meetings throughout the city and with these programs, people are feeling more comfortable," said Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely.

Pearl Porter lives in the 70805 zip code, the area that BRAVE targets. She's already seen their efforts blossom.

"We're all in this together, the police can do it, but we're in this too, so as we all come together and as we all meet together, there's got to be a better 70805, not just a 70805 but a better city," said Porter.

BRAVE recently received a grant worth $1 million dollars to bolster their efforts as they expand their program into 70802.

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