- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Another round of federal funds for the city of Syracuse to fight gun violence.

Central New York’s largest city has received a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant of nearly $300,000. It will be used to fund Syracuse Truce, a collaboration between law enforcement and community service agencies.

The effort includes approximately 40 street saturation patrols and warrant details. Probation and parole home visits of offenders in a gang’s area also will be conducted on the south and west sides of Syracuse.

A similar grant of $1.5 million was received two years ago.

The money also has allowed federal and local officials to review and prepare gun cases for prosecution. Members of eight Syracuse gangs have been prosecuted since 2003.


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