Columbia Police, RCSD gives update on gun and violence task force initiative

Columbia Police, RCSD gives update on gun and violence task force initiative

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook held a joint news conference on Wednesday.

RCSD and CPD officers formed the task force to target illegal guns in Columbia and Richland County.

One thing law enforcement leaders stressed the most was the importance of securing your guns.

They also said they’ve seen a decrease in stolen guns. Sheriff Leon Lott said the number of guns stolen dropped from 1,029 to 922.

According to Chief Holbrook, the city initiative is working but there's still work to be done.

Law enforcement leaders say the nearly 400 of guns recovered were stolen from vehicles.

Chief Holbrook and Sheriff Lott confirmed that they will continue the task force.

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Posted by WIS TV on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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