Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Superintendent Daniel Nerad will speak during the Oakland County Board of Commissioners' informational hearing Tuesday, "Curbing Gun Violence."
Birmingham Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Nerad will speak at a special hearing on gun violence and school safety at Tuesday's meeting of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Nerad, along with superintedents from Lake Orion, South Lyon and Walled Lake, will speak during the informational hearing, "Curbing Gun Violence," beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pontiac. The hearings are part of County Commissioners Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) and Marcia Gershenson's (D-13th District) efforts to study gun violence, gun registration and mental health. Tuesday's hearings, however — the second in Dwyer and Gershenson's five-part series — will focus on school safety and what Oakland County can learn from the shootings in Newtown, CT and …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Feb. 26 event features law enforcement experts, who will talk about Universal Background Checks and other topics.
The Oakland County Board's Public Service committee will host a public hearing Feb. 26 focusing on gun violence. The event is the first in a three-part series of special public hearings spearheaded by County Commissioners Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) and Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-13th District). The pair have formed a bipartisan group to study the gun registration process, especially as it relates to mental health. Dwyer, who once served as Farmington Hills Police Chief, said the panelists will include Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe, Executive Director of the Chiefs of Police Bob Stevenson (also the former police chief of Livonia), and West Bloomfield Police Chief Mike Patton. The group will discuss and answer …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
In an announcement Tuesday, Oakland County commissioners say they'll be taking a closer look at background checks and mental health.
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners will begin studying gun registration process, background checks and mental health as part of a new study group. The announcement was made by County Commissioners Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) and Marcia Gershenson (D-13th District) Tuesday morning at the West Bloomfield Police Department. "There's no easy solution here, but we think that there are a number of loopholes which must be addressed," said Dwyer, a retired law enforcement official and former Farmington Hills Chief of Police. The decision was spurred by several mass shootings in New Mexico and Connecticut, commissioners said, as well as the September shooting West Bloomfield police officer Patrick O'Rourke. Together with West Bloomfield …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld new boundaries drawn for county commission districts in Oakland County as constitutional.