The Greensboro Police Department issued a statement Friday voicing support for Mayor Nancy Vaughan's efforts to hold event promoters more accountable.

According to the news release, police allege that organizers of an unsanctioned event on March 29 put profit over safety, leading to a hit and run that left 11 people injured. Police said it's an example of why they're in favor of Vaughan's call to hold promoters more responsible.

She said at a city council meeting last week it was time for new ordinances for event organizers and nightclubs.

"Sometimes I feel like people are just more interested in making a quick buck than they are in protecting the people they're making money off of," Vaughan said.

Greensboro nightclub Secrets Cabaret was labeled a nuisance property in March after 11 people were charged following a search that found guns and drugs, according to a news release. Vaughan said the case took years to build and was an example of why officials can't just immediately close establishments when residents are concerned.

She said it's encouraging that some nightclub owners and promoters have shown a willingness to be at the table for the discussion.

"As long as we are all committed that safety is the number one goal on both of these ordinances I think we're going to be able to move forward," Vaughan said.

She said the city will look to hold community meetings on the matter in the coming months.

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