Business Community Is Looking For Larger Police Presence In Downtown Greenville

In light of some of the violence that has happened in downtown Greenville some business leaders are looking for an even larger police presence in the area.

That discussion was had at the Greenville City Council meeting Monday night.

City Council Member Rose Glover says the business community would like a task force set up to deal with some of the violence that has happened in recent months.

Glover who represents distinct 2 says her community has been saturated with violent crime over the years and is not in favor of more money for that area alone.

"Some of the most serious crimes have happened in my district," Glover said.

" I've had numerous murders, numerous drive by shootings, and for us to just react to it when something happens in downtown Greenville, it's not fair to the rest of the citizens in this city."

Glover says $400,000 dollars a year for three nights a week already goes to the Greenville Police Department.

She says some are looking for another $128,000 dollars to go towards protecting that area of the city.

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