Because of the shooting at the popular Crossroads nightclub, some residents of downtown Huntsville want the city to step up police protection. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says before this incident happened, he had started the process of adding more police patrols in downtown to increase safety.
Downtown residents had opinions ranging from more bouncers and more security to having a better police presence. Mayor Battle said, "We have added police presence downtown, we have added police patrols downtown and done traffic diversion."
He adds that when you have commercial businesses in close proximity to residential homes, public safety is always a concern.