The Oakland County Board's Public Service committee will host a public hearing Feb. 26 featuring panelists speaking on the topic of 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), who represent Farmington and Farmington Hills. They 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 first event panelists include Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe, Executive Director of the Chiefs of Police Bob Stevenson, who is the former Police Chief of Livonia, and West Bloomfield Police Chief Mike Patton. They will discuss and answer questions related to loopholes in the gun background check system, look at what we can be done to prevent gun violence and offer recommendations to strengthen Universal Background Checks.
The panel discussion starts at 11:30 a.m. in Committee Room A at the Oakland County Government Center, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac.
Source: Oakland County press release