Chicago, Feds Team Up On ‘Strike Force’ To Decrease Violence

Chicago, Feds Create ‘Strike Force’ To Curb Gun ViolenceEnlarge this image toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Scott Olson/Getty ImagesPresident Trump says he is “sending in Federal help” to Chicago to help curb gun violence.
The tweet came ahead of a press conference announcing a new ‘Strike Force’ — a collaboration between the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives bureau and the Chicago Police Department.
“The level of violence continues at an unacceptable level,” said Joel Levin, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern district of Illionois.
The president tweeted early Friday that crime in Chicago has reached “epidemic proportions,” referencing the nearly 2,000 shootings in the city so far this year.
The force will also focus on investigating and prosectuing repeat gun offenders.

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