Toledo Police are targeting gun violence this Memorial Day weekend with Operation Clean Sweep.
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are joining forces Curb violence as summer and warmer months come.
Toledo, like many other cities, has seen an increase in violence. From January 1 to May 18 of this year, Toledo had nearly 650 chafing incidents. 101 people were shot dead.
Operation Clean Sweep is an attempt to get guns off the streets. Toledo Police will team up with ATF for this operation. You can expect to see these officers out and about throughout Memorial Day weekend.
Last year, nine people were shot dead on Memorial Day weekend.
Operation Clean Sweep may bring charges against individuals who are federal law banned from possessing firearms.
Federal fees would also apply to individuals who otherwise use firearms in a violent crime or a drug trafficking offense. Federal charges often result in longer imprisonment.
Toledo Police Chief George Kral is hoping tougher sentences will make people think twice before shooting a gun.
Operation Clean Sweep is similar to other partnerships with the ATF on the closing weekends of Halloween and Memorial Day. Police officers hope for a safe and fun memorial day.