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Posted: Thursday, 04 July 2013 6:14AM

State, feds form task force aimed at violent crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal and state law enforcement officials in Louisville are coordinating a review of violent gun crime arrests in the city and aiming to get offenders the maximum time allowed in prison.

U.S. Attorney David Hale said Wednesday the concept is called "Project Recoil" and has already produced the federal indictments of four people in three cases.

Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine said police officers, FBI agents, ATF agents and state and federal prosecutors meet weekly to share information and look at whether the state or federal court system will produce the longer prison sentence.

By sharing information, Hale said, more can be done to keep violent offenders in jail before trial and put them away for longer after conviction.

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