Forum tackles how to limit violence in Omaha

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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 am

You don’t have to be a police officer or a youth care worker to help rid the community of violent crime, a panel of law enforcement and youth experts told members of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council on Thursday.

The concept of community policing works when many people get involved, panelists said. Members were Francisco “Paco” Fuentes, director of the South Omaha Boys & Girls Club; Sgt. Teresa Negron, who works in the homicide division of the Omaha Police Department; and Thomas Warren, president and CEO of the Urban League of Nebraska and a former Omaha police chief.

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