The Miami police chief pronounces a 90-day operation to fight gun violence

MIAMI Law enforcement officials will step up patrols in parts of Miami that are hardest hit by gun violence, officials said Friday.

Miami City Police Chief Art Acevedo was accompanied by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and Miami-Dade District Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, as well as other local leaders, as he was a 90-day joint operation announced to combat gun violence.

Destinations include Little Havana, Model City, Little Haiti, Overtown, and Allapattah.

Acevedo said the operation will include adding 2,700 additional hours of cover per week for law enforcement officers and that he believes that if we reduce gun violence in these hard-hit areas, it will reduce gun violence in other parts of the county as well.

“The 90-day operation will ensure that we use the hot-spot police in a constitutional manner. By the way, crooks usually don’t shoot when the cops are right there,” he said.

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“This city has invested, this county has invested, the taxpayers here have invested in great technology that police officers other than New York should envy,” added Acevedo.

He said the authorities would receive briefings and debriefings on a daily basis and report their findings to the community.

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