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Baltimore police, partners create around-the-clock 'war room' to address crime surge

Baltimore police, partners create around-the-clock 'war room' to address crime surge

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, law enforcement officials and prosecutors have created an around-the-clock "war room" to address the spike in violent crime that has racked Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray, they said Sunday.

Officials have identified several criminal groups as top targets of the effort.

"We are pushing for an all-hands-on-deck approach to this current surge in violence," Rawlings-Blake told reporters at a news conference. "We know that crime is not static. Neither can we be. It is important for us to work together and recommit ourselves to that...

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