• street gangs Aug 22, 2020

    Community Leaders Say Arrested Former Gang Member Has Done More To Keep Peace Than Break It

    Paul “Doc” Wallace was taken into federal custody just days after his pastor says he helped end the battle between rival Crip factions. Ted Chen reports for NBC LA at 5 p.m. Friday Aug. 21, 2020.

  • Los Angeles Aug 22, 2020

    Rival Gangs Come Together in Los Angeles to Talk About Their Truce

    A rare sight Friday on the steps of the Los Angeles City Hall — rival gang members came together to talk about their truce. The effort started after the L.A. Riots of 1992. Pastor Shep Crawford says the people who stood alongside him outside City Hall should not be defined by what they did in the past. In fact, he…

  • FBI Jun 6, 2020

    Suspect On Most Wanted List Arrives In LA Following Arrest In Mexico

    An alleged gang member on the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list suspected of killing two people was arrested in Mexico and brought to Los Angeles Friday evening to await trial. Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos was arrested Friday, his 29th birthday, in Tenancingo, Mexico, near Mexico City, according to the FBI. Mederos, a member of the Eastside Lokotes Sureno gang, was…

  • Crime Rates May 9, 2020

    Crime Rates Are Down, But Gang Activity Hasn't Stopped

    Despite record low crime rates, the LAPD is investigating a series of high rate murders, which they believe to be an ongoing gang conflict .Eric Leonard reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020.

  • Pomona May 3, 2020

    Police Say Weapons, Ammunition Found at Pomona Home

    Police on Sunday said a search warrant served at a home in a Pomona neighborhood known for recent gang activity netted ammunition and firearms, which included some non-California compliant assault rifles. The search warrant was served about 11:35 p.m. Friday at a home in the 2200 block of Concord Avenue, the Pomona Police Department reported. Officers contacted several adult males…

  • LAPD Feb 12, 2020

    LAPD Has Begun New Training on How to Properly Label People as Gang Members

    LAPD Chief Michel Moore says some officers have already begun to receive new training on when a person’s name can be added to a statewide police database of gang members, following the NBC4 I-Team report that a group of officers is under investigation for allegedly filing false information that labeled innocent citizens as gang members. Representatives of the California...

  • LAPD Feb 12, 2020

    LAPD Retraining Officers in Labeling Suspects as Gang Members

    The Los Angeles Police Department says it is already re-training officers as to when they’re allowed to label someone as a gang member in a police database. Eric Leonard reports for the NBC4 News on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2020.

  • NBC4 I-Team Feb 11, 2020

    State to Audit LAPD Gang Data

    The California Department of Justice said Monday it would use its new authority to oversee the statewide Cal-Gangs database of gang members to audit recent entries from the Los Angeles Police Department, after it was revealed at least 20 LAPD officers were being investigated for allegedly submitting falsified data on innocent pedestrians and motorists. NBC4’s I-Team first reported in January…

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