Birmingham City Leaders address recent rash of killings

Shown right is Birmingham City Councilman Jay Roberson. (

{}Birmingham City leaders are urging for more public safety talks and action after the city suffered six killings since Friday.Mayor William Bell and several councilors spoke up during Tuesday's City Council meeting regarding the tragic holiday weekend. They also offered their condolences to the victims and their families.Councilman Steven Hoyt, who is also chair of the city's Public Safety Committee, says there needs to be more attention dedicated to curbing violence. He recognized the efforts of city police, while saying the city should consider adding more lighting on streets and inside parks, among other actions.Councilman Jay Roberson said there is a need for more city-wide efforts but he also said it will take the community's help to curb violence.There were other ideas mentioned during today's meeting from several city leaders.{}Stay with ABC 33/40 for a full report in our later newscasts.