Montgomery officials OK gang suppression funds

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County officials have approved funding to help authorities suppress gang activity.

The council voted 9-0 on Tuesday for the supplemental appropriation.

The Montgomery County Police Department will get nearly $597,000 for the effort. The state's attorney's office will get about $247,000.

County leaders have been working on programs to stop gang activity and coordinate services to at-risk youth.


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