Dothan police arrest 73 in Operation ‘Clean Sweep’

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Police Department fought back against violent crime over the weekend, arresting 73 people for 103 different crimes.

The department said with gun violence resulting in injuries and deaths in certain areas, it had to respond since the problem was getting “so bad.”

A special task group, composed of DPD officers and federal and state agents, worked from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19 on a sectored patrol effort to fight gun violence.

The areas they patrolled were regions that, according to crime data, were “high crime areas for gun violence.”

The US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 73 suspects of various crimes, ranging from possession of marijuana to capital murder. The operation also seized 31 guns in the process.

We’ll have more information on the DPD’s latest accomplishment in Brantley Weatherford’s report on WDHN News at 6.

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