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U.S. Sends Connecticut Another Prosecutor To Fight Violent Crime

U.S. Sends Connecticut Another Prosecutor To Fight Violent Crime

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that he is appointing additional federal prosecutors in Connecticut and elsewhere as part of an effort to reduce violent crime.

Connecticut, where violent crime is on the increase in Hartford and Bridgeport, is authorized to hire one new assistant U.S. Attorney. He said 27 other federal judicial districts across the country will receive between one and three additional prosecutors and new violent crime task forces will be created in Charlotte and Pittsburgh.

"Under this program, I am asking a great deal of our United States Attorneys,” Sessions said. “I am both empowering them and holding them accountable for results. To put...

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