Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Report: Columbus Mayor Coleman's Gun Stoppers program a complete failure; FBI investigating illegalities in Coleman's office!

According to the article, Mayor Coleman's Office introduced the Gun Stoppers program in 2010 utilizing a $50,000 federal grant. The grant paid for Gun Stoppers to be run jointly by the city and Crime Stoppers and gave cash rewards up to $1,000 for "tips that lead to an arrest and the confiscation of an illegal gun."
The program was brought back in the news recently, when former Crime Stoppers director Kevin Miles claimed: "I can tell you there wasn't a single gun turned in but I do know that they reported there was guns that were recovered with money from that program."
Using city, county and court records, 10 Investigates reviewed the program and found Gun Stoppers paid out a total of $19,000 to tipsters.  The records, though, never listed any gun that was seized.


UPDATED: Monday July 27, 2015 9:40 PM

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