Adams promise agency-wide effort to support grassroots violence interruption during Bronx roundtable


At a gun violence roundtable in the Fordham Manor in the Bronx on Saturday, Mayor Eric Adams pledged to coordinate city agencies to work with gun violence prevention groups.

During the conversation, which was organized after an 11-month-old was shot earlier this week and took place the afternoon after a police officer was fatally shot on the job in Harlem, Adams solicited advice from various crisis management groups in the Bronx — many of which raised bureaucratic hurdles as a real obstacle to their work. Adams promised to help facilitate conversations among his commissioners around how to work with and get resources to grassroots organizations.