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City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

Special Detail Leads to Gun Arrest

During a Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative detail on Saturday, July 12, two City of Poughkeepsie Police officers stopped a vehicle in the area of 516 Main St. at approximately 9:00 p.m. The sole occupant of the vehicle, Knikell Henley, 19, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was found to be in possession of a loaded, stolen, .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. He was arrested without incident and was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, felonies, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was held pending arraignment.
New York State recently transitioned from Operation IMPACT – a crime-fighting program implemented in 2004 to assist 17 New York State counties that account for more than 80 percent of Part 1 index crime in the state outside of New York City – to the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative.
GIVE serves the same counties as IMPACT – Albany, Broome, Chautauqua, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester counties – but requires those jurisdictions to focus exclusively on reducing and preventing shootings and firearm-related homicides. The GIVE initiative builds upon the information sharing and partnerships developed under Operation IMPACT, while expanding the use of crime analysis, evidence-based practices and community partnerships to assist in the reduction of firearm-related homicides and shootings.

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Date: 11:14:35 AM 07/14/2014 CDT

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