NYPD partners with ATF in effort to get illegal guns off New York City streets

With gun violence continuing to be a major issue in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will be teaming up with the NYPD for a major crackdown on illegal firearms.

ATF agents will be directly embedded in the NYPD, according to hizzoner. Agents will work together alongside NYPD officers to help stop the flow of illegal guns. In turn, NYPD intelligence detectives in the ATF gun-tracing team will be deputized and designated as federal agents.

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