Report of first year activities and achievements of the Hartford Shooting Task Force, July 5,2011 to June 30, 2012; narrative and charts depicting 42.3% reduction in homicides, 29.4% reduction in frist degree assaults with a firearm, and an overall 31.4% reduction in shooting victims.
On July 5, 2011, Mayor Segarra, joined by Chief State’s Attorney Kane, State’s Attorney Hardy, then Chief Inspector James C. Rovella, and others, launched the Shooting Task Force, a collaboration of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies dedicated to eradicating gun violence in Connecticut’s Capital City. A partnership between the Hartford Police Department, Office of the Hartford State's Attorney, Office of the Chief State's Attorney, the Connecticut State Police, the Connecticut Departments of Correction and Parole, and the West Hartford, Manchester, Wethersfield and East Hartford police departments, the Hartford Shooting Task Force is charged with investigating gun violence and bringing those responsible for such violence to prosecution. It also collaborates with the Violent Crimes Bureau and the Witness Protection Unit in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney and in conjunction with the Central Connecticut Cold Case Task Force. During the first year of its operation, from July 5, 2012 through June 30, 2012, the City of Hartford has seen a 31.48% reduction in shooting victims.