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U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announces more than $2.1 million in DOJ grants
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U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announces more than $2.1 million in DOJ grants

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announces more than $2.1 million in DOJ grants to support forensic science and testing, tracking of sexual assault kits in the Northern District | USAO-NDOH (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that the Department of Justice has awarded more than $2.1 million in grant funding to support crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons. Grant funding was also made available to support the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI), which helps law enforcement agencies and crime labs process sexual assault evidence and increase the number of sexual assault kits submitted to crime labs. “Funding crucial sciences and programs such as the National Sexua...
Canton; Matthew Paul Slatzer enters guilty plea to illegal possession of a firearm
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Canton; Matthew Paul Slatzer enters guilty plea to illegal possession of a firearm

(STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that Matthew Paul Slatzer, 36, of Canton has entered a plea of guilty to one charge of possession of a firearm by a person with a domestic violence conviction. “This guilty plea will serve as an important reminder of the serious consequences of domestic violence,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman.  “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to do everything possible to prohibit firearms possession by those, like this defendant, who are prohibited under federal law due to a prior domestic violence conviction.” According to the indictment filed in this matter, On February 2, 2020, the Canton Police Department responded to a call at a bar for an intoxicated male with a gun inside the establishment.  The indictment alleges that Sl...
Toledo; U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and Police Chief Kral announce results of Operation Red-Zone
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Toledo; U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and Police Chief Kral announce results of Operation Red-Zone

(STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and Toledo Police Chief George Kral announced the results of Operation Red-Zone over the holiday weekend in the city of Toledo: 7 individuals were investigated for firearms violations 3 were referred for federal prosecution and 6 firearms were seized In addition to these firearm investigations, the number of persons shot in the city of Toledo decreased by 83% compared to the same time as last year and no homicides were reported. “Any firearm carried illegally is a firearm that could potentially cause serious harm or end a life,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman. “Each illegal firearm and offender we get off the streets makes the community a safer place to live.  I want to thank Chief Kral and the Toledo Police for their partnership in thi...