By Clyde Mooney

Over 260 police officers were deployed each night of the weekend in the latest round of Operation Rushmore, the NSW Police initiative to target alcohol-related violence in Sydney's CBD. 

From Friday to Sunday nights police inspected licensed premises and patrolled key areas, arresting 40 people and laying 54 charges "against a number of people who, as a result of the excessive consumption of alcohol, caused trouble and committed a number of violent offences" said acting superintendent Tony Bell in a statement yesterday.

The activity concentrated on the entertainment precincts at The Rocks, George St, Oxford St and Kings Cross and is the fourth round of Operation Rushmore. 

Previous operations have also resulted in multiple venues being added to the NSW '3-Strikes' register. 

The Shout Team

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