Second Ward, Minneapolis

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Suspect Arrested in 9/30 Homicide

As you can read here, Minneapolis Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of Ahmednur Ali on September 30, outside of the Brian Coyle Center. I'm heartened to see this quick response.

There are other important steps being taken to improve safety on the West Bank.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 The Westban Community Coalition Safety Committee with host a Community Safety discussion at 7:00 at the Brian Coyle Center and the safety walk around the neighborhood immediately follows. From 7:30-9 everyone is invited to stop by the intersection of Cedar Avenue & 5th Street to participate in a collaboration with neighborhood art on wheels, to literally project a more positive image of the West Bank.

We're also moving closer to an investment by Sherman Associates, owner and operator of Riverside Plaza, in more beat officers for the West Bank. City staff is working to put a request for Council action accepting Sherman's contribution of $20,000 on the Ways and Means agenda for next Monday. I'm hoping that the neighborhood can leverage this donation to get other neighborhood stakeholders to help out.

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