SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco police arrested 68 people on Wednesday in a citywide sweep targeting people on parole or probation who had outstanding warrants.

The arrests were made in a 10-hour period and San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said the fugitive recovery operations are done about once a month.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

“This month was of particular importance because of the uptick in gun violence in the city,” he said.

There have been 10 homicides so far in San Francisco in June.

“A couple of the homicides were actually between gang members,” Suhr said. “A couple of the homicides we don’t really have a handle on. One of the homicides was actually indoors that didn’t involve anybody related to gangs. It’s been a little of everything.”

Suhr said the 68 people arrested were believed to likely be the next crime suspects or victims and, during a news conference on Thursday, displayed a number of guns recovered in the past two weeks.

“Any level of gun violence on the streets of San Francisco is not okay,” he said.

53 of the arrests were for felony charges or felony warrants.

Chief Suhr said that he’s deploying more officers to nights and weekends in the south part of the city to focus on when and where most of the gun violence has been occurring.

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