About 20 people gathered at The Islamic Society of Central New York before evening prayers on Wednesday to hear from Syracuse police amid concerns over rising crime rate in the city.
The information session was held in response to a major protest that took place at city hall on Friday, February 11, where business owners demanded better protection from police in the wake of 32-year-old Rouoff Muharram’s murder in January, according to CNY Central.
Burglaries in Syracuse are up 12% compared to this time last year, and larcenies are up 15% percent.
Sgt. Tom spent time answering questions at Wednesday’s information session, including providing attendees with info on the process of joining the police force.
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