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Columbus police chief talks on record number of homicides in 2021

Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 6:49 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - As we start a new year, many are looking ahead for solutions to the area’s violent crime issues.

Columbus wrapped up 2021 with a record number of homicides - 70 people were killed in the Fountain City.

Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon joined WTVM anchor Barbara Gauthier on News Leader 9 at 5:30 Monday evening to discuss what officials are doing to reduce that number.

View the full interview above.

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