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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Vows to Dismantle Gang Database

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle—who is running to be the next Mayor of Chicago—says she would make some significant changes to the way in which police in the Windy City conduct business.

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LAPD and Alto US Announce New Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime

Alto Alliance is a technology platform with comprehensive analytics that ties together retailers' data with industry-wide resources to efficiently bridge the gap between retail, law enforcement, and the judicial system to prosecute repeat offenders and organized retail crime gangs.

Video: NC Town Canceled Holiday Fireworks Over Gang Threats

Officials in the town of Hamlet, NC, decided to cancel the annual downtown Independence Day celebration and fireworks this week because of fear of gang violence.

Southern California Officers on High Alert After Gang Threats

Police officers across Southern California are being warned to be on guard after L.A. County sheriff’s homicide investigators discovered unspecified threats by street gangs targeting officers.

Video: California Officer Accused of Sharing Intel with Local Gang

A San Jose, CA, police sweep of a local gang called the "Gang of Thrones" resulted in nearly two dozen arrests, including a member of the police department, who is accused of sharing police intel with the gang.

Retired Chicago Lieutenant Says Chief Needs to Bring Back Special Gang Units

Right now the gang shooters and their affiliates are having their way with little or no interference from law enforcement. Gone are the specialists who kept intelligence on all the leaders, emerging leaders and their turf; they knew the gang colors and the signs and who the main leaders were.

Countering Super Gangs with Crime Analytics

It has become a recurring issue for law enforcement nationwide, and internationally: the rise of the "super gang," an affiliation of distinct criminal organizations—temporarily or permanently—to pursue mutually beneficial strategies and/or profits.

Gang Task Force to Use Wynyard Software to Fight ID Theft Ring

The working group will use Wynyard Group and CI Technologies software to strengthen the ongoing investigation into the coordinated group of over 100 thieves that has been operating across the United States for more than five years and is responsible for stealing tens of millions of dollars in at least 34 states.

Video: 9 Former Officers Sentenced for Protecting Drug Dealers

Thirteen defendants, including nine former police officers, have been sentenced to federal prison this week for accepting thousands of dollars in cash payments to provide protection during staged drug deals that were part of a federal undercover operation.

Omaha, Kansas City Police Share Strategies to Target Gang Violence

Omaha’s efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo.