Charleston police chief orders extra patrols following recent violence

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Police Department will have extra patrols out this weekend following recent violence.

Police Chief Opie Smith issued the extra patrols citing recent gun violence.

Charleston police are working with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to apprehend people responsible for the recent crims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 304-348-8111.