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BRPD to announce details on federal grant aimed at fighting crime

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BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul is expected to release more details Thursday afternoon about a grant awarded to law enforcement aimed at reducing crime.

The grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice.

Grant information:

-A comprehensive violence reduction strategy created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to leverage the broad spectrum of existing DOJ resources

-A new DOJ model to deliver strategic, intensive TTA in an “all hands” approach

-A site-specific effort designed to complement existing local antiviolence efforts

-Three-year engagement aimed at increasing crime-fighting capacity

Be sure to watch future WBRZ newscasts for more information. 


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