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Federal funding for new police officers in Huntington, WV

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HUNTINGTON, WV -

Five new police officers positions are open in Huntington and a new federal grant will help pay for them.

United States Attorney Booth Goodwin, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, and Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook were all on-hand at the Huntington Police Department on 10th Street Wednesday morning to discuss what the role of the new hires will be.

Goodwin says the new hires will address gun violence in the city. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Justice.