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Milwaukee Police Announce Increased Traffic Enforcement

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn held a joint press conference with Mayor Tom Barrett Tuesday. Flynn announced the department will focus on making more traffic stops in high crime/high traffic crash areas of the city.

Flynn said, "When car stops go up, shootings, robberies, and car thefts go down."

The plan is supported by Barrett and members of the Milwaukee Common Council. That includes Council President Ashanti Hamilton, and Alderman Bob Donovan.

Additional officers will be placed in areas where crime is higher, and a $150,000 grant from the state will help offset some overtime costs. 

The department says the plan starts immediately, and will be used as a summer deployment plan.

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