Guns, drugs and cash confiscated in crime crackdown - WNEM TV 5

Guns, drugs and cash confiscated in crime crackdown

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Guns, drugs and $18,000 in cash is the result of some of the last two weeks of work for the Flint Police Department.

Police Chief Timothy Johnson showed TV5 cameras the items collected as the city works to crack down on crime.

It was part of Mayor Karen Weaver’s press conference where she stressed that officials haven’t forgotten about issues, other than the water, that residents are facing.

"The police department was pretty much being reactive and now it's being proactive," Johnson said.

During the last two weeks, 14 guns were removed from the streets and more than 60 suspects have been arrested.

"We know people deserve clean, safe water to drink. They also deserve to have a city that doesn't have the kind of crime issues that we have and we wanted to let people know that we're addressing those," Weaver said.

Weaver decided to restructure the police department in early February and she said she's happy with the results.

"One of the things I knew was that he was going to be aggressive about fighting crime and try to do somethings differently and that's what we needed to have happen," Weaver said.

Johnson insists his plan of action will work.

"You might commit the crime in Flint, but you're not going to get away with it," Johnson said.

>>Slideshow: Confiscated items<<

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