U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came to New Haven Tuesday to announce a comprehensive initiative to reduce gun violence in Connecticut's major cities.
Holder was joined by Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut David Fein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman for the Tuesday morning announcement at Fein's office at 157 Church Street.
Project Longevity, as it is called, is an initiative to cut into gang and drug activity across Connecticut
The program has worked in cities, such as Chicago, but this is the first time it is being launched statewide, according to Fein.
According to Holder, targeting groups responsible for violent crimes in New Haven and other cities will send the message that it will not be tolerated.