County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, who represents West Bloomfield, is one of two officials spearheading the event.
Monday, April 8
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade will be among panelists at the third in a 5-part "Curbing Gun Violence" series, held April 9 during the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Public Services Committee meeting in Pontiac. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., in Committee Room A, 1200 Telegraph Rd., and will be webcast live. Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, a Democrat who represents West Bloomfield in the 13th District, and Public Services Committee chair Bill Dwyer (R-14th District), in a bi-partisan effort, developed the five-part informational series. Other panelists speaking on Tuesday are: Chief of Police Franklin-Bingham Farms Dept. Daniel D. Robert (Retired Assistant Director of the FBI) First Lieutenant/Commander of Legislative and …
Announcement at West Bloomfield Police Department focuses on background checks and mental health.
Oakland County Commissioners Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) and Marcia Gershenson (D-13th District) met at the West Bloomfield Police Department Tuesday morning to announce the proposed formation of a study group that would study the gun registration process, especially as it relates to mental health. "There's no easy solution here, but we think that there are a number of loopholes which must be addressed," said Dwyer, himself a retired law enforcement official and former Farmington Hills Chief of Police. Recent mass shootings in New Mexico and Connecticut have deeply effected the Greater West Bloomfield community in the wake of the September shooting of WBPD Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke. Together with West Bloomfield Police Chief Michael Patton, …