Stewart named as police youth coordinator to target youth crime

Jason Stewart will coordinate the city’s youth crime prevention program, without a staff or budget. 

The City of Monroe rolled out its program to deter youth violence Thursday, announcing the appointment of Jason Stewart as the city’s youth services coordinator.

Stewart was presented by Mayor Jamie Mayo and Chief Eugene Ellis who explained that Stewart’s job came in response to the community’s concern about growing youth violence in the city.

Young adults between 19-30 years old were suspects in a string of violent acts that included murders and aggravated assaults on a near-weekly basis.

In the interim, the mayor hired a crime consultant company headed by Curtis Spears, a retired law enforcement officer from California, at a cost of $25,000.00 to give the city a plan to deter crime in Monroe. Spears said Thursday, he only used about a thi


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