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Feds Indict Ex-Georgia Officer, Alleged Members of Gangster Disciples

May 05, 2016  | 

Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: A former Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity, reports the Associated Press.

An indictment filed in federal court in Atlanta last week names 32 people and a second indictment in Memphis, TN, charges 16 more. The 48 alleged gang members are accused of participating in coordinated criminal activity, including murder, drug trafficking, robbery, carjacking, extortion and fraud. Most of them face racketeering charges.

Vancito Gumbs, who was an officer in DeKalb County, just outside Atlanta, tipped off fellow gang members to police activity, including an October raid on a bar that he knew a gang member frequented, the indictment says. He also told someone he killed people as a hit man for the gang.

It's not clear, though, whether Gumbs ever actually killed anyone and he doesn't currently face murder charges.


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