洛杉矶-加州政府. Gavin 新闻om visited the site of a series of much-publicized thefts from Union Pacific intermodal trains on Thursday, promising the state would provide $255 million over three years to help combat the problem.
洛杉矶每日新闻报道 纽森说，这笔钱将拨给当地执法机构, 扩充现有的有组织零售盗窃特遣队.
“This is not a one-off — this is organized theft,” 新闻om told a press conference. “These folks are arrested as if they’re not connected to the whole, and we need to change that.”
Another $18 million over three years will create a unit in the state attorney general’s office to investigate and prosecute cross-jurisdictional retail theft, 他说.
纽森还说，加州公路巡警, 洛杉矶警察局, 洛杉矶县警局, 联合太平洋警察将一起在该地区巡逻, 和调查.
“We recognize that we need each other in terms of organizing a framework to support our efforts to hold folks to account and to secure these sites,”纽森说, 并让人们对长期的工作负责.”
Assistant Chief Charlie Sampson of the CHP said the agency was creating a special task force assigned to the UP which would operate for 90 to 100 days, 然后评估其有效性.
On Thursday’s earnings call, UP CEO Lance Fritz also noted the organized nature of the problem.