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Safer Streets

Missouri Attorney Gerneral Eric Schmitt (left) introduces the newly sworn-in Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys. All five will work on prosecuting crime in St. Louis.
Chad Davis | St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Thursday that five special assistant U.S. attorneys have been deputized to focus on the prosecution of federal crimes in the St. Louis area.

The newly sworn-in attorneys are a part of Schmitt’s Safer Streets initiative. The program was launched in January with the aim of reducing violent crime across Missouri.