Wichita police seek federal partnership to address violence
June 23, 2021
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are asking the City Council to approve a federal partnership in an effort to address a surge in violent crime.
The Wichita Eagle reports that police want help from the U.S. Marshals Service as gun violence escalates in the city. Police Chief Gordon Ramsey said Monday that shooting numbers have risen sharply over the past year.
Nine people were shot over the past weekend, including a police officer who was shot in the head and legs.
The partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service would be known as Operation Triple Beam. It would be a 60-day effort startin...