City Asks Feds For More Time To Spend Crime Fighting Money

Violence in Baton Rouge is down, but city leaders fear that could change if they can't change some minds in Washington.

Federal money being used for the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project, also known as BRAVE, is set to dry up by the end of the summer. The city still has more than $1.5 million from the program that it hasn't spent, and it's asking the federal government to extend the program to allow the use of the rest of the money.

The mayor's office tells The Advocate the program has been a success but spending the money hasn't been a focus because of the flood and the aftermath of the Alton Sterling shooting.

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