The FBI is adding agents to its Indianapolis office to help fight violent crime, Fox 59 reports.
Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbott, who said he has “a lot of confidence and true hope for our community here in Indianapolis” has added six agent to investigate gang activities and violent crimes.
“We’ve increased the number of agents that work on the Safe Streets Task Force. Instead of one squad, we have two squads,” said Abbott.
“The ability to bring federal prosecution to the table is a huge help, because it usually includes a much stiffer penalty,” said Abbott.
Other priorities include terrorism and cyber crime, Abbott said.