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Alleged gang members face federal charges in deadly Fillmore shootout (San Francisco, CA): Two alleged gang members will face federal charges in connection with a “brazen” shootout that killed a man and injured five others in the Fillmore last March, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: January 9, 2020

Documented gang member arrested for alleged role in armed robbery (Coachella, CA): A man accused of an armed robbery was arrested in Indio early Thursday morning. The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served search warrants at five Indio residences at 5 a.m. According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the search warrant stemmed from an investigation into a Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) that occurred on November 28, 2019 in Coachella.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: January 9, 2020

Los Angeles Officers Suspended After Boy Is Wrongly Labeled a Gang Member (Los Angeles, CA): More than a dozen Los Angeles police officers were suspended or reassigned after a Southern California woman reported that her son had been incorrectly labeled a gang member, unleashing a broader inquiry into whether officers were falsifying records, according to the authorities.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 8, 2020

LAPD Gang Data Investigation May Impact New State Regulations for Police (Los Angeles, CA): The LAPD's investigation into a group of officers suspected of falsifying information that led to innocent citizens being labeled as gang members — became public just as California's Department of Justice considered new restrictions on when police can add a person's profile to a statewide gang system.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: January 8, 2020

Police search for gang members connected to shootings at Fresno apartment complex (Fresno, CA): Two known gang members are in custody thanks to Fresno Police and SWAT. Police say the two gang members have been involved in several shootouts at the Kearney Cooley Plaza Apartments.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: January 8, 2020

Retrial set for gang member accused of killing 2 men, injuring another in Riverside (Riverside, CA): A Riverside jury failed to reach unanimous verdicts on murder charges against a gang member accused of gunning down two men and seriously wounding another in the city’s Eastside quarter, prompting a judge to declare the panel hopelessly deadlocked, setting the stage for a retrial in the coming months.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 7, 2020

Stockton police continue efforts to reduce crime (Stockton, CA): While overall crime has increased over the past two years, the rate of homicides in Stockton has decreased. Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said the department is going to continue the work they have been doing as they start 2020.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: January 7, 2020

Stockton Police Release Blueprint For Peace Through 2022 (Stockton, CA): A new strategic plan in Stockton lays out a two-year guideline in hopes of reducing crime and making the quality of life better in the city. The police department says crime is down, but there is still work to be done. For a decade, the narrative in Stockton has been one of fear and violent crime but, the police department says they’re now seeing a change with a massive drop in the number of homicides in 2018.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: January 7, 2020

California murder suspect apprehended in Big Lake (Fresno, CA): A Mongolian Boys Society gang member and suspect in four California murders was apprehended New Years Eve in a residential neighborhood in Big Lake.
Source: Monticello Times    Date: January 6, 2020

Gang Member Sentenced to 373 Years to Life in Prison in Deadly Crime Spree (Whittier, CA): A gang member was sentenced Monday to 373 years to life in prison for a one-day crime spree in the Whittier and La Mirada areas that included fatally shooting a man who had been waiting at a traffic light.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: January 6, 2020

Oakland sees increase in violent crimes in 2019 (Oakland, CA): There was a seven percent increase in violent crimes in Oakland in 2019 from the year before, according to Oakland Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick. "It is indeed always a disappointment when you see any increase in crime, which we did see this past year," she says.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: January 6, 2020

Murders and shootings in Salinas fell 47 percent in 2019. Here's why. (Salinas, CA): Violence in Salinas fell by nearly half in 2019, with both murders and shootings dropping by about 47 percent year-over-year, data show. "My mouth is just open. That's a relief," said Debbie Aguilar, who formed her support group for mothers of murder victims, A Time for Grieving and Healing, after her son's homicide in 2002. "It's a relief to hear that those numbers have really decreased a lot."
Source: The Californian    Date: January 6, 2020

Oakland hires anti-violence czar. Will he help the city reduce violent crime? (Oakland, CA): Oakland had a lofty goal when the City Council created the Department of Violence Prevention in 2017: Reduce homicides by 80% over three years. But as an extensive national search delayed the hiring of a department head, violent crime in Oakland crept back upward. After celebrating a historic violent crime reduction in 2018, 2019 closed with a 7% increase in combined homicides, aggravated assaults, rapes and robberies.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 5, 2020

Gang member on probation arrested for possession of a firearm (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard Police arrested a gang member who was on probation after finding a gun and drug paraphernalia in his home Sunday morning.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: January 5, 2020

Traffic stop leads to arrest of two gang members, police say (Oxnard, CA): Two men police say are documented gang members were arrested on suspicion of violating their parole Saturday night.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 5, 2020

Sheriff credits 2019 homicide decrease to focus on gangs, getting guns off streets (Modesto, CA) : Despite the first and last homicides of 2019 occurring within the jurisdiction of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, the agency experienced a record low number of killings last year.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 5, 2020

The gang injunctions are over; community shifts its sights toward the SFPD gang database (San Francisco, CA): As San Franciscans rang in the new year, the civil gang injunctions plaguing the Mission, Bayview Hunters Point, Visitation Valley and the Fillmore-Western Addition for more than a decade finally came to an end.
Source: San Francisco Bay View    Date: January 3, 2020

Court records show how Fresno street gang planned mass shooting that killed four (Fresno, CA): One of the suspected gang members accused of murdering four people in southeast Fresno told detectives it didn’t matter if the group didn’t get their intended target – they wanted revenge, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 3, 2020

Teen gang member arrested after tossing gun into neighbor’s yard, police say (Fresno, CA): A 16-year-old was arrested after police say he tossed a gun into a neighbor’s yard on Tuesday, the Fresno Police Department said.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: January 1, 2020

Mass shooting that left 4 dead, 6 injured was gang-related, Fresno Police say (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police announced on Tuesday that they have made arrests in the mass shooting at a football-viewing party last month that killed four people and injured six. The announcement came a day after an officer told Action News the shooting was gang-related.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 31, 2019

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