De Blasio to Unveil System to Tackle Gun-Related Violence

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to lay out a new system to tackle gun-related violence.

Those charged with firearm possession will be sent to one of two dedicated gun courtrooms in state supreme court in Brooklyn. A pair of judges will oversee arraignments, indictments, and trials there.

The New York Times says the courts will work with the new Gun Violence Suppression Division, consisting mostly of detectives. They’ll handle all illegal firearms investigations. One officer will oversee each case.

The push comes after police officials complained last year that some gun-carrying suspects were not jailed after arrest. Many received low bail or were released on their own recognizance only to be arrested again later.

The new system is being unveiled Tuesday.