- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The city of Bridgeport is requesting assistance from Connecticut State Police in dealing with recent gang violence that has put officials and residents on high alert.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/2bBpMnX ) the Bridgeport Police Department has also diverted officers from various specialized units to keep tabs on the growing problem that’s been plaguing the city.

Chief Armando Perez says the recent acquittal of members of the Green Boyz gang in three murder trials may spur other gang members to go out and cause more violence.

Perez says he’s doing everything possible to curb the gang violence in Bridgeport. The officers reassigned to department’s patrol unit will be dispatched to areas identified as a high risk for gun violence.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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