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New Mexico DA gets grant for prosecutor to target gun crimes

Added 10-24-20 01:22:02am EST - “The federal government is providing a $278,000 grant to a New Mexico district attorney's office to hire a full-time local prosecutor to try firearms cases in federal court.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “New Mexico DA gets grant for prosecutor to target gun crimes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The federal government is providing a $278,000 grant to a New Mexico district attorney’s office to hire a full-time local prosecutor to try firearms cases in federal court.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico announced Friday that the grant was awarded to the office of District Attorney Lemuel L. Martinez of the 13th Judicial District.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the grant supports efforts to reduce violence as part of initiatives across the country.

Martinez said state prosecutors face significant challenges in going after dangerous offenders and he said the grant provides an incentive for state and local law enforcement to work with federal authorities.

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