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Oakland's Most Decorated Police Officers Named in High Number of Brutality

New America Media: The three officers were part of an elite six-man unit that investigated and combated gang activity. By the end of the year, ... The top 35 most-decorated officers work in a wide spectrum of roles ranging from gang and drug task forces, to traffic ...
Police seek federal fugitive, 40, in drug and gang case

- 2 months earlier @ oregonlive.com: Symone Harden Sr., 40, has multiple federal arrest warrants in connection with an ongoing Metro Gang Task Force investigation into Portland area gang and drug activity.

City to go it alone to fight gangs

- 2 months earlier @ iol.co.za: ... effectively going over the heads of the police in an effort to help tackle the scourge. Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said the new task force was set to “ramp up” the existing drug unit to focus on the gang and drug ...

A Local Govt 101 lesson for Tony Ehrenreich

- 2 months earlier @ politicsweb.co.za: A week ago, the City's Metro Police Department launched 'Operation Punch'. In the space of six days, officers carries out numerous ... 'Operation Punch' will be expanded into a fully-fledged gang task force. This will include a number of internal and ...

Vancouver gangster draws 10-year prison term

- 2 months earlier @ columbian.com: By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor. Published: January 31, 2014, ... The case was investigated by the FBI's Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes officers from the Vancouver Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The Bureau ...

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Oakland’s Most Decorated Police Officers Named in High Number of Brutality Lawsuits

An Oakland Police Department officer holds onto a protester while others try to pull him away and prevent his arrest during the May 1, 2012 protests in downtown Oakland. Photo by Glenn Halog.Editor's note: This story is part of...

Police arrest 3 people after drug raid in North Portland

Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) arrested three people after raiding a home in North Portland.

Portland warrant leads to guns, drugs, counterfeit cash and 3 arrests

Police said they seized two guns, counterfeit U.S. currency and drugs including Oxycontin, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana from the home.

Officers cleared in fatal shooting, but names kept secret

Las Vegas police gang unit members stand near the scene of a shooting of an FBI agent and a suspect near Charleston and Nellis boulevards in February 2013. (CHASE ... 19, 2013, after a shootout with a federal agent working with a local fugitive task ...

Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shoot

MetroNews Canada: Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov also accused his predecessor, who was in charge of police, of recruiting gangs of killers, kidnappers and thugs to terrorize and undermine the opposition during the monthslong protests. The inquiry revealed by ...

Yanukovych accused of anti-opposition terror

MetroNews Canada: KYIV, Ukraine – Interim authorities in Ukraine on Thursday accused ousted President Viktor Yanukovych's government of using a network of hired killers, kidnappers and gangs of thugs to terrorize and undermine the opposition. ... of the exercise have ...

2 in custody after SWAT raid in North Portland

KOIN.com: The raid, part of an ongoing investigation by the Portland Police Bureau's Metro Gang Task Force, was in search of guns and drugs, said police. SERT carried out the raid at around 4 a.m., although the investigation was conducted by the Metro Gang Task ...

TO PUSH CRIMINAL JUSTICE SALES TAX..

Benton County group to push criminal justice sales tax measure

The money will pay for personnel and services ranging from more law enforcement officers to gang prevention and intervention efforts and a mental health court. “It's important to know the members of our organization do not generally ... The county also ...

Citizens group to push criminal justice sales tax measure

The money will pay for personnel and services ranging from more law enforcement officers to gang prevention and intervention efforts and a mental health court. “It's important to know the members of our organization do not generally ... The county also ...

Citizens group to push criminal justice sales tax proposal

The money will pay for personnel and services ranging from more law enforcement officers to gang prevention and intervention efforts and a mental health court. "It's important to know the members of our organization do not generally ... The county also ...

Benton County group to push criminal justice sales tax measure

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:15:52 GMT By Sara Schilling Tri-City Herald A citizens committee has formed to promote the proposed sales tax for criminal justice needs that heads to Benton County voters this summer. The measure will be on the Aug. 5 ballot. If approved, the increase of three-tenths of 1 percent will add three pe...

Citizens group to push criminal justice sales tax measure

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:26:17 GMT By Sara Schilling Tri-City Herald A citizens committee has formed to promote the proposed sales tax for criminal justice needs that heads to Benton County voters this summer. The measure will be on the Aug. 5 ballot. If approved, the increase of three-tenths of 1 percent will add th...

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Kidnapping trial of five gangsters starts at Vancouver Law Courts

Vancouver Sun (blog): Five gangsters used sophisticated tracking devices and encrypted blackberries as they plotted to kidnap a wealthy Metro Vancouver man in an attempt at a million-dollar ransom, B.C. Supreme Court heard Monday. Crown Mark Sheardown laid out the ... As ...

Gangsters used tracking devices in plot to kidnap wealthy Vancouver man: trial

Five gangsters used sophisticated tracking devices and encrypted blackberries as they plotted to kidnap a wealthy Metro Vancouver man in an attempt at a million-dollar ransom, B.C. Supreme Court heard Monday.

METRO AREA FUGITIVE TASK FORCE..

OPD Details Officer-Involved Shooting

WOWT: On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:38 p.m., members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force and Omaha Police Gang Unit officers were attempting to effect the arrest of Willie D. Michalak, date of birth 10-12-83, at 2213 S. 11th Street. Mr. Michalak was ...

5 officers fired at Omaha man while serving arrest warrant

Omaha World-Herald: Just before 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha Police Department's gang unit went to 2212 S. 11th St. to arrest Michalak. Officers “ran into the suspect,” said Lt. Darci Tierney, an Omaha police spokeswoman.

Omahan killed by authorities had driven a vehicle toward Fremont police

Omaha World-Herald: Just before 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha Police Department's gang unit went to 2212 S. 11th St. to arrest Michalak. Officers “ran into the suspect,” said Lt. Darci Tierney, an Omaha police spokeswoman.

Officer involved shooting death in Omaha

The Metro Area Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha Police Gang Unit were working together in an attempt to arrest Michalak who was wanted on a felony warrant from Dodge County. The felony warrant arrest charges against Michalak include habitual ...

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Wanted Federal Fugitive Isaac Harden Arrested in Las Vegas

Salem-News.Com: Investigators from the Metro Gang Task Force in Portland, learned that Isaac Harden was hiding out in Las Vegas with other known Bloods gang associates from Portland. Isaac Harden was placed in U.S. Marshals custody and will be brought back to Oregon ...

Denver-area gang task force burglarized

Ventura County Star: AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are reviewing security after a burglar stole computer hard drives from the office of a Denver-area police gang task force. The Aurora office of the Metro Gang Task Force was burglarized Feb. 22, along with a couple of ...

Police say gang task force office in Aurora burglarized; Joshua Christensen

The Denver Channel: AURORA, Colo. - Authorities are reviewing security measures after a burglar stole hard drives from the office of a Denver-area police gang task force. The Aurora office of the Metro Gang Task Force was burglarized Feb. 22. The task force is comprised ...

Reward offered to catch federal fugitive wanted on cocaine charges

Issac Harden Sr., 40, has multiple federal arrest warrants in connection with an ongoing Metro Gang Task Force investigation in the Portland area.

Police seek public's help finding wanted fugitive

The Portland Metro Gang Task Force is asking for the public’s help finding a wanted federal fugitive.

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Nampa man sent to prison for his role in meth ring

The Idaho Statesman: The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff's ...

Man charged with attempted first-degree murder and parole violation after

Jackson Sun: ... the Marshals Task Force arrested Pittman on the 200 block of Airways Blvd. The task force is comprised of deputy U.S. Marshals and investigators from the Jackson Police Department's Gang Unit and Jackson- Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit. Tweet.

Formal charges in the disappearance nearly three years ago of Decatur County

Jackson Sun: Pittman was being held Friday at the Madison County Jail. The task force is comprised of deputy U.S. marshals and investigators from the Jackson Police Department's Gang Unit and Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit. Investigators are still ...

Jackson police arrest man wanted for questioning in early morning cutting on

Jackson Sun: The task force is comprised of deputy U.S. marshals and investigators from the Jackson Police Department's Gang Unit and Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit. Investigators are still attempting to identify the second attacker involved. He was ...

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Salt Lake County to launch regional gang reduction initiative

Deseret News: The Unified Police Department's Metro Gang Unit and the Safe Streets Task Force, of which the Salt Lake Police Department is a key player, are both dedicated to suppressing gang activity, Winder said. Both would benefit from an independent office that ...

Gang reduction initiative approved for Salt Lake County

The Salt Lake County Council has authorized the hiring of two professionals to launch a regional gang reduction initiative. The pair would assess gang crime trends, research proven strategies and evaluate their effectiveness once implemented.

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