Don't Shoot "Call-in" set for Monday night

By WEEK Producer

Don't Shoot "Call-in" set for Monday night

December 9, 2012 Updated Dec 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill --The next major step in Peoria's Don't Shoot campaign is set to take place on Monday.

Peoria Police, along with community groups and service providers, will host a "call-in" Monday night.

Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard plans to call out about 30 people representing different gangs and criminal groups, who have some sort of probation or parole status.

In October, police indicted several Bomb Squad gang members after what the Chief called was an 'active violent spell.' He says tomorrow's "call-in" will show those actions will not be tolerated, and that will serve as a warning for all. 

"Our message will be that the next body that hits the ground, the next group that takes up firearms and uses them aggressively, you'll be our next target and then at the next call in, you'll be on the wall and you'll be locked up somewhere," said Chief Settingsgaard. "And a strong part of the message, too, is we don't want that, and that's the honest truth."

Chief Settingsgaard says after Monday, officers will step back and give everyone an opportunity to put their guns down.

However, he says more call-ins will take place down the road.

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