Murders On Rise, Louisville Starts Task Force

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Frustrated by an increase in homicides and other violent crimes, the Louisville Metro Police Department is forming a task force to focus on the neighborhoods where they are occurring, the Louisville Courier-Journal says. Armed with a changing list of trouble spots and suspects, detectives will investigate violent crimes, serve outstanding warrants, and identify drug dealers and gang members. The new effort is on top of one that began in March after seven homicides in seven days. Then, police officials began sharing information on recent crime trends and developing strategies for dealing with them on a district level. The . . .

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