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Mayor Sarno Issues Authorization to All Public Safety Units and Financial Department for Full Frontal Attack on Street Gangs

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Even though overall crime is down 19% under the leadership of Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri, a continued cancer to urban America is street gang violence. I have authorized Commissioner Barbieri and CAFO TJ Plante to do whatever needs to be done to quell and eradicate this uptick in gang hot spot areas ASAP. Included in this continued cooperation and use of our State Police, ATF, DEA and FBI task forces working hand in hand with our SPD. As always, we deeply appreciate and need our public’s support and cooperation. As you will find, with arrests made or to be made, these are repeat violent offenders, who, are again let go by our judicial system. I will continue to push my bail legislation with State Representative Angelo J. Puppolo Jr. and District Attorney Anthony Gulluni to keep these violent repeat offenders off our streets and out of our neighborhoods.”

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