Sweep Sends Eight Sex Offenders Back to Jail

MARTINEZ (KRON) — Eight registered sex offenders are back behind bars after a big sweep involving U.S. Marshalls and local police officers.

The effort started last Thursday when the Marshals joined Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputies, and several police departments in the county in going door to door checking up on registered sex offenders.

In all they talked with 70 registered sex offenders. Eight were arrested for being in violation of the terms of their release.

“As the primary federal agency charged with sexual offender compliance, it is the duty of the U.S. Marshals Service to be proactive with our enforcement efforts.” said U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California in a written statement. “In this case, we were able to combine several federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies into one team with one mission. Everybody wants our streets to be safe for our families. As a community, we have, and will continue, to be diligent in our efforts to enforce compliance with all laws, and remove those individuals from society who choose to not comply.”

FBI, California Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team (FAT), Contra Costa County Probation, Alameda County Sheriff, Santa Clara County Sheriff SAFE, and the California Highway Patrol all participated in the checks which lasted through the weekend.

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