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Monro, United States Attorney, Louisiana Attorney General announce joint effort to increase violent crime prosecutions in northeast Louisiana (Monroe, LA): United States Attorney David C. Joseph and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that a prosecutor with the state Attorney General’s office would be designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in an effort to help reduce violent crime in the Monroe area.
Source: STL News    Date: June 14, 2018

Gang indictment leads to guilty plea in 2011 killing of 1-year-old girl in Central City (New Orleans, LA): More than six years after 1-year-old Keira Holmes was shot to death in Central City, New Orleans prosecutors have secured their first conviction in the long-running gang-related case.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: June 12, 2018

Project Safe Neighborhoods grant announced for Western District of Louisiana (Alexandria, LA): United States Attorney David C. Joseph and the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Task Force announced the availability of approximately $159,488 in PSN grants funds for the Western District of Louisiana.
Source: KALB-TV News Channel 5    Date: June 8, 2018

Prosecutors reveal alternative suspect's name in gang case that raised judge's ire (New Orleans, LA): Responding to a judge’s allegation that they withheld key evidence, New Orleans prosecutors have agreed to officially disclose the name of a man who was briefly considered to be a suspect in a sprawling gang case.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: June 4, 2018

Mid-City Killers gang members sentenced in 5 New Orleans murders (New Orleans, LA): Four members of the Mid-City Killers gang, a group prosecutors said was responsible for five murders throughout New Orleans, have been sentenced to prison after they previously pleaded guilty in connection with the shootings.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 30, 2018

Louisiana State Police arrest 7 for gang activity involving reckless ATV riding (New Orleans, LA): Louisiana State Police arrested seven people in connection with a slew of gang activity involving reckless ATV riders and burglaries. Law enforcement officials have spent the last few months investigating gang activity related to reckless ATV riding that has caused fatal crashes and endangered "hundreds of motorists," according to a news release from state police.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 18, 2018

NOPD: Eight members of alleged D-Block gang indicted for racketeering (New Orleans, LA): Eight members of the local D-Block gang have been indicted on drug and racketeering charges after a year-long New Orleans Police Department investigation that began in the 2500 block of Dumaine Street.
Source: Mid-City Messenger    Date: May 16, 2018

3 Mid-City Killers gang members plead guilty in 5 fatal shootings (New Orleans, LA): Three members of the Mid-City Killers gang pleaded guilty Monday (May 14) in connection with five fatal shootings that took place across the city in 2012 and 2013.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 14, 2018

New anti-violence program asks Baton Rouge youths to 'call a truce' with rivals, their own vices (Baton Rouge, LA): Following the end of Baton Rouge's anti-gang program BRAVE last year, criminal justice leaders announced Thursday that they are launching a new initiative with similar strategies to reduce violence and crime committed by young people.
Source: The Advocate    Date: May 3, 2018

Mayor, police chief to face subpoenas from convicted gang member over Palantir claim (New Orleans, LA): Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and Police Chief Michael Harrison are among New Orleans city leaders expected to be served soon with subpoenas ordering them to produce documents and perhaps testify in court about the possible use of Palantir Technologies software in a convicted Central City gang member's case.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 3, 2018

Judge: Gang leader can subpoena Mayor Mitch Landrieu, others over Palantir software (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans judge on Tuesday granted a defense lawyer’s request to issue subpoenas to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials for records about whether and how the city used controversial crime-fighting software from a company called Palantir to investigate Central City’s 3NG street gang.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: April 3, 2018

Central City gang dispute motivated quadruple shooting that killed 2 in June: NOPD (New Orleans, LA): Two men were killed and two others wounded in a June 2017 quadruple shooting New Orleans police say was motivated by an "ongoing dispute" between two different Central City gangs, a New Orleans Police Department arrest warrants states.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 3, 2018

Feud between 2 Central City gangs sparked deadly quadruple shooting last summer, NOPD says (New Orleans, LA): A gang member from the former Calliope public housing complex had a hand in a deadly quadruple shooting that targeted members of a rival Central City gang last summer, New Orleans police alleged this week.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: March 30, 2018

Gang leader can challenge conviction over NOPD use of crime-fighting software, judge rules (New Orleans, LA): In the first courtroom challenge of the New Orleans Police Department’s use of sophisticated crime-fighting software, a judge on Wednesday granted a convicted Central City gang lord the chance to prove his allegation that a Palantir Technologies program spit out exculpatory information on him that was never revealed to his attorneys.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: March 14, 2018

Three Central City street gangs — Calliope, 3NG and Byrd gang — targeted in indictments (New Orleans, LA): A total of 10 members of three violent Central City street gangs — the Byrd gang, the 3NG gang and the Calliope gang — have all been indicted on variety of gun and drug charges, as well as new charges in the murder of 1-year-old Keira Holmes in 2011.
Source: Uptown Messenger    Date: March 9, 2018

Former gang member speaks to Jeanerette High students (Jeanerette, LA): Rev. Charles Banks offered up some straight talk laced with biblical truth and common sense knowledge on Tuesday morning. Banks is on a mission to bring his message, about avoiding gang life and serving God, to high school students across Louisiana. That is what led him to speak to a classroom full of students at Jeanerette High Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Iberian    Date: March 7, 2018

Block Boyz member describes gang-related shooting (Shreveport, LA): A member of Shreveport's Block Boyz street gang has offered a glimpse of how the group protected its turf with gunfire. During a guilty plea hearing in federal court earlier this year, Rodrick Hicks – one of nine people indicted last July – described how he and another gang member shot up a vehicle occupied by members of the rival Rolling 60s Crips back in 2016.
Source: KTBS 3 News    Date: March 7, 2018

3 'Byrd Gang' members indicted on heroin distribution charges (New Orleans, LA): Three New Orleans men have been indicted by a grand jury, charged with multiple counts of distributing heroin in what District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office described Friday (March 2) as a heroin network operating out of Central City.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 2, 2018

New jail, mental health center top East Baton Rouge DA's list to curb crime (Baton Rouge, LA): Members of the Baton Rouge business community pledged money to reboot the city's anti-gang program Friday, while criminal justice leaders issued a report calling for larger community investment in expensive projects like a new jail and center to treat the mentally ill.
Source: The Advocate    Date: March 2, 2018

5 charged in toddler's 2011 gang-related shooting death (New Orleans, LA): Five people have been indicted in the death of a toddler killed more than six years ago in New Orleans. Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's Office identifies the five as members of the 3-N-G gang.
Source: KALB-TV News Channel 5    Date: March 2, 2018

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