NewsPublic Affairs / January 5, 2018

Southern Indiana Gets New Prosecutor Focused On Violence

The Justice Department says the Indianapolis-based district is one of 27 locations receiving new federal prosecutors to concentrate on violence-ridden neighborhoods.U.S. Justice Department, Southern District of Indiana, Project Safe Neighborhoods2018-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Southern Indiana Gets New Prosecutor Focused On Violence

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says the federal Southern District of Indiana will receive an additional assistant U.S. attorney to focus exclusively on violent crime.

The department announced Thursday the Indianapolis-based Southern District is one of 27 locations around the U.S. receiving new federal prosecutors who will concentrate on violence-ridden neighborhoods.

It says the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative will focus the new assistant U.S. attorney's attention, on prosecuting violent offenders. It also will assign prosecutors to each of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's six districts to monitor and prosecute the worst violent offenders.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said in a news release that it's "no secret that Indianapolis is struggling with violent crime." He says gun crimes carry the risk of lengthy federal prison sentences.



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