Settingsgaard http://peoriapublicradio.org en Outside the Horseshoe - September 24, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-september-24-2013 <p></p><div>Recent gun violence in the city of Peoria has many voicing concern if not a little on edge. A double homicide last week that included the death of KieAmber Beard-who was pregnant-was accompanied by several gunshot wounds including a pizza delivery guy. And Beard’s cousin was shot to death in the front yard of her mother’s house during a family gathering in her honor. Police have made at least two arrests but are also targeting more patrols in the generally areas impacted by the violence. Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard and Captain Mike Eddleman met with reporters yesterday to talk through some of the response efforts. We are using the press interview for this Outside The Horseshoe.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:29:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - September 24, 2013 Peoria police pursuing federal grant for Don’t Shoot effort http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-pursuing-federal-grant-don-t-shoot-effort <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Peoria Police Department is applying for a federal grant as part of the community's anti-violence initiative. The Don’t Shoot program is based on the book by David Kennedy and addresses ways law enforcement and the community can reduce violent crime. Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says the Department of Justice grant request is for about $700,000 over three years. He says it would pay for some of Kennedy’s staff at John Jay College to help Peoria officials with the program:</div><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:40:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3102 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police pursuing federal grant for Don’t Shoot effort