DOJ Aids 12 Cities in ‘Public Safety Partnership’

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Jeff Sessions. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

The Justice Department says it’s aiding 12 U.S. cities to decrease violent crime under a new program, the Associated Press reports. DOJ said today it will help local authorities study crime patterns and develop plans to reduce violence. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says officials will find “data-driven, evidence-based strategies” that can be measured over time. The cities are: Birmingham, Al., Indianapolis, Memphis, Toledo, Oh., Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston . . .

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