Judge Lois Conroy – October 2PAC Speaker

2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting – Judge Lois Conroy
Join us for our monthly 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at Monroe Village Apartments Community room, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Monday October 14th at 6pm. 

Speaker – Judge Lois Conroy
Lois was elected as a Hennepin County Judge in 2012.  Lois is the first Judge to bring the Judge’s perspective to 2PAC.

Before her election in 2012, Lois was a Prosecutor for the Minneapolis City Attorney’s office, working at the 1st Precinct.  She was part of the team that created the Downtown 100.  The Downtown 100 follows the most difficult offenders in the downtown area with a case manager approach, working with probation, law enforcement, security, private business, social services, mental health, and housing social workers to reduce crime rates.  The Downtown 100 has been nationally recognized and significantly reduced livability crimes in downtown.  They specialize in changing the behavior of the most chronic offenders.

Thank you to JoAnn Velde
JoAnn is the Manager of the Housing Inspections Division who spoke at our meeting in September.  A full house attended to hear about housing inspections, which has a large impact on the quality of our neighborhoods.

Impact Statements – Howard Austin
We received 5 impact statements from our request for impact statements for Howard Austin.  Austin has been charged with 1st degree aggravated robbery for robbing the  “Stop And Go” at 641 Broadway with another person on May 25th, 2013.  Howard Austin and another person were accused of robbing the clerk with a handgun and were tracked down several blocks away by Minneapolis Police K-9.  They were found with crumpled up bills from the store and identified by the clerk and video in the store.  The gun was also recovered.  The Stop and Go is in the Logan Park Neighborhood.  Great work by MPD.  Thanks for your help with impact statements.

Court Watch
There will be no court watch this meeting.

Elections – nominations for Board
We are looking for people to join the Board to help create next year’s program.  If you have an interest in reducing crime in the Second Precinct or want to learn more about how the Precinct works to protect us, this is your opportunity.  Email Dan Scoggins, dan.scoggins@yahoo.com.  Our elections are in December.

Open to the Public!
The 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.  Join us if you are a resident, business owner, or other stakeholder in the 2nd Precinct.  We welcome your participation and support.

Dan Scoggins
2PAC President

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