Miami Police to "Take Back Our Streets"

New operation launched in response to continued violence

By Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 PM EDT
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Miami Police to "Take Back Our Streets"

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MIAMI - MARCH 06: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waits to be introduced to speak as he visits the City of Miami police department to highlight the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on March 6, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Recovery Act will invest more than $4 billion for state and local law enforcement and other criminal and juvenile justice activities. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joe Biden

A series of recent shootings in Little Haiti and Model City have the Miami Police Department poised to launch a new program which they hope will stem the violence.

Chief Miguel Exposito will introduce "Operation Take Back Our Streets" at a 3 p.m. news conference Tuesday at Legion Memorial Park.

The operation will bring the Miami PD together with public officials, community leaders and other law enforcement agencies to get more law and order out pounding the pavement.

"Police personnel will be saturating the streets in an effort to restore the peace and identify the criminal activities that have been disrupting the quality of life in these neighborhoods," said a news release.

There have been a number of shootings in recent weeks, including the double shooting of a teen and toddler at their Liberty City home last week and a pair of taxi cab shootings that have left one person dead and four others wounded.

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