Valdosta death sparks conversation about security measures

Death sparks security issue in Valdosta

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - One Valdosta city council member is hoping to make some changes after the passing of Michael Brown, who was found on the side of the road, injured and later pronounced dead.

District 1 City Councilwoman Vivian Miller-Cody want the people in this area to know that she is planning to make the area safer.

Cody said many of the people in the area are looking for change after the tragic event happened.

There’s still no word on what Brown was doing in the area or why, but many think his circumstances may be a symptom of a larger problem.

Cody said that the area where Brown was found is known for being a hot spot for drug activity.

“However, whatever, whenever, we’re not going to stop until we get some solve solutions in this area over here. I promise you that I’m not going to lay down on this. I’m not," said Cody.

Cody said that she hoping to get the trees in the area cut down, additional lights put into place, additional patrolling of the area and possibly more speed bumps. She said that it will not happen overnight but she is hoping to see changes between six months to a year.

If you want your voice to be heard on this topic, the next Valdosta City Council meeting will be May 9.

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