Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 3:02 p.m.
Clark County is getting a $1.2 million grant to combat gang violence, specifically targeting MS-13, a transnational criminal organization, the U.S. Justice Department announced today.
“The Department of Justice views partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement, and community partners as a key component in combating transnational criminal enterprises,” Nicholas Trutanich, Nevada’s U.S. attorney, said in a news release.
Last year, Metro Police arrested five people linked with MS-13 suspected in the deaths of 10 people in year’s span.
The grant will help pay for outreach, establish a gang suppression plan, build information-sharing protocols between agencies and strengthen law enforcement partnerships, officials said.