You've seen the billboards, bus ads, and may have heard the theme song ("Don't Shoot!"), but that isn't enough for lawyer Frank Ierulli. A former assistant state's attorney, Ierulli is hoping to get elected as the Peoria County State's Attorney this November.
He says his number one priority is public safety, and this week, Ierulli bashed the city's effort behind the 'Don't Shoot' campaign, which aims to curb gun violence.
It was this comment that caused the Mayor to call out Ierulli for political mud-slinging.
Ierulli criticizes authorities running 'Don't Shoot,' for waiting to roll out the initiative in full force until the politically opportune moment. Current Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady says the pre-arrest phase takes time.
Like Ierulli, Brady denies using the Don't Shoot campaign to fuel his own political one. Brady says arrests are scheduled to be made this year, sending a message to all gun violence offenders not to shoot. Source