For Immediate Release
|September 13, 2016||
Mike Stokes, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Missouri, Kansas City (816) 985-6915
|U.S. Marshals Target Violent Offenders in the Kansas City Metro Area|
Kansasn City, MO - This
week the United States Marshals Service collaborated with the Kansas
City and Independence Missouri Police Departments, the FBI and ATF to
support the Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA) by lending a hand
in tracking down some of the area’s most violent and persistent
offenders in Operation Street Audit Sept. 12-13.
By the end of the two day enforcement operation, officers conducted well over 200 residence checks, arrested 34 people and cleared 170 city, state and federal warrants. These individuals were among those identified by KC NoVA as being among the most violent and active offenders in Kansas City. They have also been subject to previous enforcement action through KC NoVA and KCPD but continue to commit violent crimes.
KC NoVA identifies the most violent and persistent offenders and offers them assistance in breaking the cycle of violence through a variety of social services. Those who choose a better path can look forward to a future filled with options of their choosing. Those who do not will place their families, their loved ones and themselves at great risk of becoming victims. Some will pay the ultimate price for their choices. According to KC NoVA analysis, the members of these identified criminal networks are 550 times more likely to be murdered than the average American.
The U.S. Marshals Kansas City Fugitive Task Force is based in Kansas City, Mo. and includes members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Independence Missouri Police Department and other federal law enforcement partners. The task force objectives are to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and other serious felonies.
Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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