DETROIT (WWJ) – Clergy from all around metro Detroit are joining together to try to get more people to report crime tips.

WWJ’s Marie Osborne reports that they’re announced that they will participate in a Crimestoppers month-long initiative.

In an effort to get people to report tips on crime, clergy from around the area are joining together to announce they will once again participate in the Crimestoppers month-long “Stand Up and Speak Up” initiative.

Kimberly Powell is urging all people of faith to come forward if they have information about crimes; her 18-year-old son was killed last year in August.

“It’s very important that people stand up and speak up because this crime has not been solved. He was taken by a shot to the back and it’s very important that we stand up and speak out – these people are still on the street,” said Powell.

Crimestoppers said last year this faith-based initiative helped boost tips up 34% and that people can still remain completely anonymous when calling tips into Crimestoppers.




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