Police will be stepping up patrols in Miami to fight gun violence.
City of Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, announced a joint 90-day operation to combat gun violence in Little Havana, Model City, Little Haiti, Overtown and Allapattah.
The operation will include 2,700 additional coverage hours a week for law enforcement officers and if we reduce gun violence in those hard hit areas, it will also reduce gun violence in other parts of the county.
“The 90-day operation will ensure that we use hot spot policing in a constitutional manner, which by the way, crooks usually don’t take a shot when the cops are right there,” he said. “This city has invested, this county has invested, the taxpayers here have invested in some great technology that should be the envy of policing other than New York.”
Authorities will receive daily briefings and debriefings and will report their findings to the community.
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