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DETROIT, June 7, 2022 ~ Federal and local law enforcement officials announced Monday the Project Safe Neighborhoods aimed at reducing gun violence in Detroit.
At a press conference Monday, Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit Police Chief James White, and US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Dawn Ison unveiled a plan that focuses crackdown efforts on the east and northwest sides of the city — areas that have the highest numbers of shootings, robberies, and aggravated assaults with a firearm this year.
“We are trying to give people the confidence to know that we will stand with them to help put these people behind bars,” said Dawn Ison to 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith. “We will eliminate them from the community.”
During the crackdown, which will last through Labor Day, those charged and arrested and charged with firearm usage while in commission of a felony will be sent straight to federal court, facing up to 10 years in federal prison and $250,000 fines.
Listen below as Detroit Police Chief James White and US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Dawn Ison talk more with 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith about their plans to combat crime in one of America‘s most dangerous cities.
June 7, 2022 ~ Detroit Police Chief James White tells Paul W. Smith about the initiative to reduce gun violence in high crime areas.
June 7, 2022 ~ US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Dawn Ison tells Paul W. about the new initiative to reduce gun violence.
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