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Homicide Response Briefing Report Back

On December 19, 2016 more than one hundred law enforcement officers and elected officials convened at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the first Homicide Response Briefing presented by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in partnership with the Martin Richard Foundation. The purpose of this briefing was to provide officers with tools and resources needed to respond more equitably and effectively when a homicide happens.

The event was co-chaired by State Representative and Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security Representative Harold Naughton and Boston Police Department Commissioner William Evans. “It was an honor and a privilege to help coordinate and participate in this amazing event,” said Representative Naughton. The event brought together public safety and community leaders to discuss the challenges of homicide response, best practices, and creating relationships with community organizations to better serve families of murder victims.

Speakers included Chief William Brooks of the Norwood Police Department and the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Boston Police Department Lieutenant Detective Darrin Greeley, Bill Richard of the Martin Richard Foundation, Director of the Division of Violence and Injury Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Leonard Lee, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance Liam Lowney.

Read the Report Back here.