'Operation Blue Shield' reducing crime in Selma

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Selma Police say 'Operation Blue Shield' is reducing crime in the city. (KFSN)

The Selma Police Department announced the arrests of more than 100 people as part of "Operation Blue Shield."

The arrests happened over a 4-week period in response to a 36% spike in violent crime in March that included a murder, several shootings and unsuccessful kidnapping at Abraham Lincoln Middle School.

Charges in the arrests included assault with a deadly weapon, home invasion auto theft and possession of illegal weapons.

As a result of the operation, Selma Police say violent crime has dropped 66%.
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