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Press Release

Update On Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

On July 8, 2020, United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald announced the formation of a new Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force (Task Force) in response to an extraordinary spike in gun violence and violent crime across the Twin Cities. The Task Force brought together additional federal and state resources to assist local law enforcement to investigate, arrest, and prosecute individuals responsible for gun violence in our communities. Over the last 30 days, as a result of the joint efforts of the Task Force, a total of 94 illegal firearms have been taken off the streets and 15 individuals have been charged with federal firearms violations. After evaluating the rate of violence, the resources utilized, and the effectiveness of those resources, U.S. Attorney MacDonald has determined the Task Force will remain operational for an additional 30 days. Beyond that, there will be a continued assessment of the need for a centralized command center to remain in place.

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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600

Updated August 7, 2020

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