- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint police say they plan to use a new law and an existing ordinance to curb crime at after-hours clubs and convenience stores.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1RCnOC9 ) the effort announced Thursday targets loiterers who are drinking alcohol, selling drugs or engaging in prostitution. Police Chief James Tolbert says officers are trying to “do everything in our power to have a peaceful summer.”

To do that, they’ll enforce an ordinance that requires clubs to close by 2 a.m. and a new ordinance that’s designed to make it easier to stop people from lingering outside stores that sell alcohol. Tolbert says: “The parking-lot partying stops today.”

Police have said for weeks that they are also shutting down after-hours clubs following two shootings in May that left several people injured.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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