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File #: 17-0031R    Version: 0 Name: Baltimore Crime Gun Intelligence Center
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 6/19/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Baltimore Crime Gun Intelligence Center For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore Police Department to partner with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies to create a Baltimore Crime Gun Intelligence Center.
Sponsors: Brandon M. Scott, Bill Henry, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: Baltimore City, Crimes, Guns
Attachments: 1. 17-0031R~1st Reader, 2. Police 17-0031R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Baltimore Crime Gun Intelligence Center
For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore Police Department to partner with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies to create a Baltimore Crime Gun Intelligence Center.
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Guns are at the center of 90% of the homicides on the streets of Baltimore. Gun crime has spiked across the country in recent years sending government and police agencies in a scramble to find ways to halt the use and spreading of guns used in crimes. Cities like Denver, Milwaukee and Chicago decided to create Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGICs) an innovative partnership to track guns and ballistics to incidents, active shooters, and gun traffickers.

As explained by a recent report from the Police Executive Research Forum:

CGICs are an interagency collaboration among local police departments, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and other partners such as state and local prosecutors, to identify perpetrators of gun crime for immediate investigation, apprehension, and prosecution. CGICs combine state-of-the-art analytical technology, data processing systems, and good old-fashioned detective work to help police agencies more quickly analyze ballistic evidence, establish connections among seemingly unrelated crimes, and build criminal cases targeting both gun traffickers and tr...

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