Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Attorney general promises help to fight New Orleans crime
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department vowed to step up anti-crime efforts in New Orleans, with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales saying 10 federal prosecutors will be immediately sent to prosecute federal firearms, drug and immigration-related violations.

After an initial crime drop following Hurricane Katrina, violent crime has spiked this summer. The announcement by Gonzales, made during a news conference at the Port of New Orleans, comes days ahead of the first anniversary of the colossal storm. (Full story)
Posted By Terry Frieden, CNN Washington Bureau: 8/22/2006 08:44:00 AM ET | Permalink
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