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APD sweep nets over a 100 arrests

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Atlanta police and federal agents arrested more than 100 people as part of an operation called Project Steel Curtain. The sweep concluded on Thursday in the Pittsburgh community.

The sweep allowed the community to cooperate with law enforcement. Police say they used a technique called "positive loitering," which allowed police to get to know the community during the 12-week long operation.

According to authorities, the operation netted 105 arrests for crimes ranging from wanted fugitives to homicides, the seizure of 45 firearms ranging from handguns to automatic weapons, the recovery of $4,000 in cash, and more than $81,000 in drugs seized.

Members of the community participated in trash pickups along Garibaldi Street, and walked along Humphries and Rockwell Street to increase citizen and police visibility in high-crime areas. They also walked with officers to document streetlights that were not working.

Several sections of the Atlanta Police Department, including mounted patrols, participated in the project, say police.

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