U.S. attorney pledges collaboration with Warren officials
The U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio, Steven M. Dettelbach, spoke at a press conference Wednesday to reassure the citizens of Warren that the forces that took hundreds of guns off the street in the spring and arrested nearly 100 people for drugs and violence are being deployed during the current crisis.
“We have been collaborating for some time,” Dettelbach said at City Hall. I expect the commitment will continue, and you will be hearing about those things we’ll be doing.”
He said the collaboration between Warren and federal officials in several key investigations has been successful and will continue.
Dettelbach, Mayor Doug Franklin and Congressman Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, each talked to the media following the cancellation of Friday’s Warren G. Harding High School football game as a result of threats to safety that were made prior to the game.
The threats followed two homicides in the city over the past couple weeks, starting with the killing of Taemarr Walker, 24, of Warren by a Warren police officer.