Top Hennepin County prosecutor presents strategy to curb youth auto theft


Kim Hyatt, Star Tribune

Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty hosted a news conference Wednesday, June 14, 2023, to unveil a new collaboration to combat youth auto theft.

With Minneapolis already reporting 4,125 car thefts ahead of the typical summer uptick in crime, Hennepin County's top prosecutor announced new efforts to address the crisis of youth stealing cars.

In back-to-back news conferences Wednesday at the Hennepin County Government Center, Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty unveiled a collaboration with law enforcement and social workers. Meanwhile, activist and attorney Nekima Levy-Armstrong hosted a separate event after to say kids are crying out for help and more funding for community-based programming is needed to give youth something to do besides joyride in stolen cars.

Moriarty is hoping to intervene with at-risk youth and prevent crime before it occurs.


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