A neighborhood watch group in New Haven thatâ€™s been patrolling its community carrying concealed weapons disarmed this past week.
Angry residents in the Edgewood Park neighborhood began armed patrols in June, following a spate of robberies, burglaries and shootings. They called for New Havenâ€™s police chief to step down and demanded a return to community policing.with cops assigned to regular walking and bicycle beats.
Last week the cityâ€™s police chief announced his resignation and Patrol founder Eliezer Greer says officers are back out on the streets.
â€œWe have a single officer on a bicycle four out of seven nights a week,â€ Greer explained, â€œand that is a step, and I say a step in the right direction."
During the time that the patrol carried weapons, there were no confrontations. The group will continue to walk the streets, unarmed.