Media Advisory: Press Conference to Announce Project Safe Neighborhood Gun Charges and Arrests
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – There will be a press conference held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the United States Attorney’s Office in the federal courthouse, 111 Seventh Ave SE, in Cedar Rapids. United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and representatives from federal and local law enforcement, including the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Dubuque police departments, will be present at the press conference. The purpose of the press conference is to announce recent Project Safe Neighborhood gun charges and arrests in Eastern Iowa.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.
When: May 30, 2018
Where: United States Attorney’s Office, 111 Seventh Ave SE
Time: 1:30 p.m.
A press release will be provided and interview opportunities will be available. Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.