Police, prosecutors create new task force

Posted at 10:01 PM, Sep 14, 2016

Baltimore police and prosecutors are teaming up to form a task force focused on repeat offenders who perpetrate gun violence in the city.

Commissioner Kevin Davis and State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the new task force, Operational Prosecutorial Unit, at a news conference Wednesday. The new group will be housed in the state's attorney's office, and will be dedicated to identifying, targeting and convicting violent repeat offenders.

Mosby said through the police department's War Room, authorities have identified 602 individuals who are "trigger pullers" in the city, and have whittled the number down in order to monitor the most dangerous offenders in each police district. The gun violence division will be comprised of police detectives and prosecutors to ensure that information is routinely shared between the departments.