US Attorney to meet with RPD, district attorney on using federal resources to combat violence

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The United States Attorney’s Office of Western District of New York said they will be meeting with Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley and Chief of Rochester Police Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan to use discuss use of federal resources to combat “violence, gun crimes, and homicides.”

According to the press release sent on Tuesday, the meeting will take place Wednesday morning to discuss “how increased federal prosecutions and resources might help to address the problem (in Rochester) … so that we can fine-tune our federal strategy and response.”

USAO says they will make the discussion public next week. 

This follows a press conference the Rochester Police Department held last week that discussed bringing in Federal resources to deal with the uptick in violent crime.

The release also stated the office will be convening a meeting of federal agencies in Monroe County, including the “ATF, DEA, FBI, HSI, and the USMS” on Thursday.

United States Attorney’s Office of Western District of New York said that they will be conducting a similar meeting with Buffalo PD and the Erie County DA.

This is a developing story. News 8 WROC will provide updates as they become available.

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