Buffalo Police 'Strike Force' Up And Running

June 11, 2012 Updated Jun 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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June 11, 2012 Updated Jun 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown unveiled a new crime fighting tool on Monday. It is a special unit dubbed the Strike Force.

The Strike Force will include 40 members of state, county and city police departments and will operate in high-crime areas, Brown said.

The Strike Force was formed in response to a number of violent incidents including the May 12 mass shooting at MLK Park where four people were injured and one person was killed.