13 arrests made in Cincinnati in sweep to reduce gun violence

After a recent surge of violence in the city, police are taking action to resolve the problem. Cincinnati.com reports:

After a spike in gun violence, particularly on Cincinnati’s west side, Cincinnati police are taking action.

A more than two dozen warrants were served in some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods Friday morning and 13 arrests were made.

“We’ve drawn a line in the sand with this uptick in violence,” said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.

Blackwell, Assistant Chief James Whalen and District 3 Captain Dan Gerard all met with media at District 3 Headquarters in East Price Hill Friday afternoon to discuss the recent jump in violence.

“It’s no secret,” Blackwell said Friday. “Over the past 10 days, especially, and over the last 30 days we’ve seen a rise in shootings and an overall rise of violence in the streets of Cincinnati.”

As a result, Blackwell said police are taking aggressive, but focused action against violent criminals.

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