Holder to announce bid to cut Conn. gun violence
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is coming to Connecticut for an announcement of a new initiative to reduce gun violence in the state’s major cities.
The attorney general is expected to appear at a news conference Tuesday morning in New Haven with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and David Fein, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut.
Earlier this year federal and local officials unveiled a plan to stem gun violence in the state’s three largest cities: Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven.
While Connecticut’s overall crime rate is at its lowest since 1968, gun violence in the major cities remains stubbornly high. Last year, 94 out of 129 homicides occurred in the largest cities.