US Attorney's Office partners with state, local law enforcement to combat gun violence with Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a national effort with the goal to reduce violent crime in heavily populated cities like Bridgeport.

Jul 19, 2023, 10:35 AM

Updated 362 days ago

Share:

The U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with state and local law enforcement to combat gun violence.
Project Safe Neighborhoods is a national effort with the goal to reduce violent crime in heavily populated cities like Bridgeport.
Officials say the program is especially important in the summer, when there's an uptick in gun violence.
The U.S. Attorney's Office's Violent Crimes and Narcotics Unit says it recently met with federal, state, and local law enforcement to talk about strategies to curb gun violence and gun trafficking.
The meeting included the sharing of information, discussion of crime trends, and coordination of investigations.
It comes as the number of homicides in Bridgeport this year is now at more than a dozen.
Police Chief Roderick Porter says the department has been a part of Project Safe Neighborhoods for several years now.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says it also conducts long-term investigations that target gang members.
Officials say more than 30 alleged gang members have been indicted on murder and drug trafficking charges in Bridgeport in recent years.


More from News 12
HEAT ALERT: Warm and humid conditions continue in Brooklyn

HEAT ALERT: Warm and humid conditions continue in Brooklyn

1:15
Newest NYPD class graduates, Mayor Eric Adams reflect on death of fellow recruit

Newest NYPD class graduates, Mayor Eric Adams reflect on death of fellow recruit

1:27
Mayor Adams, city agencies hold briefing amid extreme heat in Brooklyn

Mayor Adams, city agencies hold briefing amid extreme heat in Brooklyn

1:44
Police: Multiple people injured in triple shooting outside McDonald's in Brooklyn

Police: Multiple people injured in triple shooting outside McDonald's in Brooklyn

7:10
Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

2:12
DEP unveils new plan for preventing flooding on New York City streets

DEP unveils new plan for preventing flooding on New York City streets

0:43
MTA outlines plan to keep riders cool during intense heat and humidity

MTA outlines plan to keep riders cool during intense heat and humidity

3:30
Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

1:51
Bushwick man builds Myrtle and Broadway intersection into virtual reality

Bushwick man builds Myrtle and Broadway intersection into virtual reality

5:30
In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

1:54
Reps. Lawler, Torres to introduce bill enhancing Secret Service protection for presidential candidates

Reps. Lawler, Torres to introduce bill enhancing Secret Service protection for presidential candidates

2:07
A look back at US political violence that changed history

A look back at US political violence that changed history

4:10
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

2:37
Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

2:27
Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:29
Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:52
Giglio Feast gets underway in Williamsburg

Giglio Feast gets underway in Williamsburg

1:34
Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

0:28
NYPD: Suspect wanted for fatally shooting man in Bed-Stuy

NYPD: Suspect wanted for fatally shooting man in Bed-Stuy

1:22
2 cases of measles confirmed at Williamsburg Shelter

2 cases of measles confirmed at Williamsburg Shelter