San Jose Police Crack Down On Violence
The San Jose Police Department is cracking down on violent crime after the city's 25th homicide this year.
Police say the "Violent Crime Reduction Plan" will focus on increasing police presence where the violence is occurring.
The Police Department announced the plan Friday morning - just two days after a 16-year-old boy was gunned down in broad daylight.
A police spokesman says the department recognizes the current wave of violence is not acceptable.
The department is deploying an additional 40 to 50 officers in gang hot spots and will add more officers in July, especially during peak weekend hours.
By August, the department plans to create a Gang Suppression Unit to focus on criminal street gang activity.