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Task force executes Operation Zero Tolerance

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SOUTHEAST MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A joint effort between Memphis Police and the Shelby County Sheriff are conducting Operation Zero Tolerance rounding up people with outstanding warrants and for other crimes.

The operation, which started at 6 p.m. Friday, is expected to last through at least 2 a.m. early Saturday.

Eleven suspects have been apprehended in the sweep so far in the sweep.

At least 90 officers are part of the task force looking for suspects and issuing motor vehicle citations. The task force is willing to demonstrate a show of force.

"The goal here is to try to apprehend some people on fugitive warrants, also to enforce traffic, enforce people when people who don't have their seat belts, to enforce violations of lights, to enforce traffic laws, make arrests and show a presence in the neighborhoods," said Shelby County Sheriff Inspector Todd Cash.

"When you conduct traffic enforcement often times you catch people that have warrants on them, that have committed other crimes, and you are lucky enough to catch them through traffic enforcement," Inspector Cash said. "You clear a lot of warrants that way."

A section of Southeast Memphis was selected based on crime figures and data.

Four operations by the task force were conducted in 2012 and several more are planned before the end of 2013.

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FOX13 News anchor Greg Coy contributed to this report.

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