The day following Mayor Dan Horrigan’s address on gun violence in Akron, the city had already eclipsed its homicide number from 2019. Akron Police Chief Ken Ball joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the program the city and the police department put together to quell the gun violence. The goal for the city, according to Chief Ball, is to get the illegal guns off the streets and the criminals with repeat offenses kept away from the public. However, the impact of COVID-19 gave the department a real challenge in enforcement. According to recent statistics, the homicide rate is up 50%.