Police chief credits public for help in fighting crime – Rocky Mount Telegram

While Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore and his staff have taken heat recently from disgruntled residents, the top cop said another subset of the community stepped up recently to help put two suspected killers behind bars within hours of the slaying of an area teenager.

“Even before last Friday, we’ve had a couple neighborhoods that have been providing us with a great deal of information about disorderlies and drug activity,” Moore said Tuesday. “It has taken us four years with a focus on building trust, but it has taken hold. Then on Friday, after years of lamenting people not wanting to help us, we had so much information from witnesses at the scene, those who rode by and people who listened to their scanners.”

The tips led investigators to locate and charge both suspects within 12 hours of the drive-by shooting of Lavontae Brown. (Source: Read more)

See related:

Residents discuss crime at city council meeting – Rocky Mount Telegram 

Grant to help fund taskforce to fight drugs, gangs – Rocky Mount Telegram



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