- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police are teaming up with Wisconsin officials to combat violent crime in the city.

Monday’s announcement comes a day after Milwaukee recorded its 86th homicide of 2015 - matching the total for all of 2014.

WITI-TV (https://bit.ly/1Dr6rxI ) reports city and state officials met to finalize a plan to fight crime.

Under the plan, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will provide two assistant attorneys general to work with the Milwaukee County district attorney to handle firearms-related investigations. Milwaukee police also will get additional state funding to help cover overtime costs.

Attorney General Brad Schimel says officials plan to go after gun cases aggressively.

Of the 86 homicide victims in Milwaukee this year, eight are 17 or younger.

Mayor Tom Barrett says the number of young victims adds to the urgency.


Information from: WITI-TV, https://www.fox6now.com

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