Quad-City Times: Rock Island law enforcement agencies are working to solve violent crimes, get guns off the streets

With six criminal homicides in Rock Island this year — three in July alone — Rock Island Police Chief Richard Landi and Rock Island County State’s Attorney Dora Villarreal said Tuesday that they and their partners at the city, county, state and federal levels are doing everything possible to convict the criminals, get them lengthy sentences and get guns off the streets.

During a news conference to address the issue, Landi said that stolen cars, stolen guns and a lack of cooperation from victims, witnesses and the public makes investigations that much tougher.

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