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The Gangs topic page provides patrol officers with updated information on the language, graffiti, and habits of street gangs and criminal organizations.

Led by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, this multi-agency unit employs innovative tactics to disrupt and dismantle dangerous gangs
Chalino Sanchez’s music quickly became the anthem of Sinaloan drug culture
Is placing two suspects in a room together an interrogation? Can Miranda rights be violated without an interrogation?
Officials announced that 24 defendants have been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs, money laundering and operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business
Duane “Keffe D” Davis has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and has remained jailed since his arrest last Sept.
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Sheriff Robert Luna stated that the suspect had a lengthy criminal history and documented gang affiliations and “had no business being in possession of a firearm”
Four leaders of the criminal group have been charged with drug trafficking, illegal firearm possession, cockfighting and plotting to kill informants
“We are lucky we did not lose a Dallas officer that day,” Chief Eddie Garcia said. “Whether [the suspect] knew a Dallas police officer was inside that car or not, he fired into an occupied vehicle showing no regard for human life”
Two gang members were said to be “lying in wait” to target police in an attempt to gain street credit for their gangs
Major changes are needed to combat the dangers posed by drug cartels
Crimes at the site have prompted a 24-hour guard by officers working overtime; 18 arrests have been made at the site since Feb. 1
A police helicopter crew spotted more than a dozen people trespassing and possibly spray-painting the building
The state police will use the funding toward community outreach programs and other programming designed to reduce youth involvement in gang activity
Atlanta PD Chief Schierbaum said officers removed 3,000 guns from city streets in 2023 while charging 140 documented gang members with 560 crimes
Duane Davis maintains he was given immunity in 2008 by an FBI and LAPD task force investigating the killings of Shakur in Las Vegas and rival rapper known as The Notorious B.I.G. six months later
Successes during Robert Luna’s term as sheriff include a drop in officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents; he says the work has just begun
The street crime unit will conduct community engagement, but also focus on enforcement and consequences for violent criminals
“At the end of the day, BRIC helps solve crimes, particularly violent crime, homicides. BRIC brings justice and some solace, a little bit of peace and a little bit of closure,” city councilor Michael Flaherty said
The new strategy identified 69 violence-prone “zones” and added a heavy police presence during summer months
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The FBI and its partners executed 4,000 arrests and 2,500 drug seizures and dismantled over 50 violent organizations
Detective Richard Hershey survived the attack, which involved three gunmen, but was seriously wounded
Cartel activities are not confined to the southern border states – even small towns in the least populated states are impacted
Rising gang violence has escalated in Sweden over the past decade, leading to an increase in shootings, grenade bombings and concerns about public safety
The man’s plot was discovered when a cellmate and an undercover deputy got an audio recording of the scheme
It can hold the key to solving more and bigger crimes
Recruiting and operating organized crime gang members and bosses as long-term confidential criminal informants is a dangerous game for law enforcement officers
Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was house-hunting with his girlfriend when the three men took his wallet, saw he was a LAPD officer, then began shooting