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DA Brown Holds Town Hall, Talks Crimes Present and Future Plans with Lake County Locals

DA Brown Holds Town Hall, Talks Crimes Present and Future Plans with Lake County Locals

LEADVILLE, CO – 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown led a Town Hall for local residents Oct. 16th, at the Lake County High School. Attended by approximately 20 people, DA Brown was joined by Lake County Sheriff Rodney Fenske, and Leadville Police Department Chief Robert Glenny. Discussions centered on the rise in crime (especially felonies) in the County, noting that serious crime has risen 27% in the County over the past three years. Other issues discussed were a local jail capacity that cannot meet local need, the school resource officer vacancy, a need to raise salaries for local law enforcement, and the way ahead for the town and County.

DA Brown offered solutions for the community to consider to target the serious crime rise such as higher bond amounts during pretrial and post-sentence detention, longer sentences for repeat violent offenders, expansion of the DUI Recovery Court, and potential of the LCSO and Leadville PD to merge and save taxpayer money and creating untapped efficiencies.

“This was a good time to discuss where the community is going, and how we can do better to protect our citizens from criminal activity around the County,” said District Attorney Bruce Brown. “Things aren’t necessarily headed in a good direction right now, and we need to have that discussion as to what people want and are willing to pay for, before it gets worse.”

After his opening remarks and slides, Brown, Fenske and Glenny all took questions from audience members and the press for just over an hour. See: https://leadvilletoday.com , Oct. 18th post date, for further information and video from the discussion. See pics below.

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ALL PERSONS CHARGED WITH CRIMES ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL THE CONTRARY IS PROVEN IN A COURT OF LAW.
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DA Brown talks with Lake County residents
during an Oct. 16th local law enforcement
town hall.

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Seated are Lake County Sheriff Rodney Fenske, Left;
And Leadville Police Department Chief Robert Glenny.