St. Louis policing report due out today

9:41 AM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
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By Steve Patterson

St. Louis (KSDK) - For more than a month, St. Louis police officials have been adamant about a new plan to reduce crime.  On Tuesday, they'll announce how well that plan actually works.

City officials are expected to release results from a month long crime fighting plan called the Homicide Deterrence Initiative. The announcement will come at a 3 p.m. news conference.

The initiative was implemented in the wake of a rash of gun violence spurred by the August murder of 23-year-old Megan Boken. It's the answer to a summer topped off a period of more than 300 aggravated assaults year-over-year compared to 2011, despite a decrease in overall crime.

The plan shuffled police resources and diverted officers from day shifts to the night beat.

It focused on more than 30 high crime or hot spot locations over a 30-day trial period.

The results will focus on improvements made in those areas.



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