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ATF, DOJ join Dallas Police in coordinated effort to curb summer gun violence

The new effort is called "Operation: Take Aim," and it is a direct response to an increase in violent gun crime in Dallas this summer

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As the temperature increases, often so does crime. Many cities in North Texas and across the country typically report an uptick in violence in the summer months.

In direct response to an increase in violent gun crime in Dallas this summer, law enforcement officials with federal and local agencies shared their plan to curb summer gun violence.

On Monday morning, United States Attorney Leigha Simonton was joined by ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Boshek and Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia to reveal "Operation: Take Aim."

The new operation is an effort by the agencies to commit to having conversations and compare notes on crimes to see if local offenders require more serious federal charges, law enforcement officials said.

Several local nonprofits have also made efforts to curb violent crime during the summer months.

Monday's news conference can be seen below.

United States Attorney Leigha Simonton, joined by ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Boshek and Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia, discuss ongoing efforts to curb summer gun violence in North Texas.
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