CINCINNATI — The Hamilton County prosecutor announced his intention to cut down on crimes involving illegal guns in Cincinnati.
Joe Deters referred to it as “declaring war” in a Tweet Tuesday afternoon.
He said he has directed all assistant prosecutors in the county to reject plea-bargain deals on any cases involving gun violence or possession of illegal guns.
“It’s time for this nonsense to end,” Deters Tweeted.
The announcement comes two days after two teenagers killed each other in a double-fatal shooting at Smale Riverfront Park during Fourth of July festivities.
We are declaring war on illegal guns in Cincinnati.— Joe Deters (@JosephTDeters) July 6, 2021
I have directed all Assistant Prosecutors in my office that, effective immediately, there will be zero plea-bargaining on any cases involving gun violence or possession of illegal guns.
It’s time for this nonsense to end.