Fearing the potential release of hundreds of convicted criminals, city and law enforcement officials Thursday announced immediate plans to put more specialized police units on the streets, saying the deepening fallout from suspected tampering with evidence at a state drug lab demanded aggressive action. City officials said “crisis re-entry” teams of police, probation officers, and street workers will work with freed offenders to help them reenter society, and send a message of “zero tolerance” for criminal activity.
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