Sikh Temple tragedy prompts the assembly of anti-violence panel

CREATED Jan 12, 2013

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  • The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin at 7512 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, was built in 2007 as the spiritual home of an economically diverse community. About 3,000 Sikh families live in southeastern Wisconsin; some worship in Brookfield. Image by Kyle Grillot

OAK CREEK, Wis. - With the start of the new year, officials in Oak Creek are trying to learn from the mistakes of 2012.

Community leaders are asking what more can be done to change the cycle of violence in our community?

The Sikh Temple tragedy prompted an assembly of an anti-violence panel Saturday.

Mayor Stephen Scaffidi joined police chief John Edwards, U.S. Attorney James Santelle and Milwaukee county executive Chris Abele, as well as mental health professionals to talk about the mass shooting at a Sikh Temple last summer. 

The panel met at the Oak Creek East Middle School, and included members of the Sikh community, as well.

Today's TMJ4's Todd Hicks reports.