Brian “WaterHead Bo” Bennett & Colombian Villabona arrested for trafficking kilos of cocaine in 1988

STREETGANGS.COM | August 27, 2018 LOS ANGELES – Brian “Water Head Bo” Bennett, 24 was arrested November 19, 1988 for his role in the trafficking of 1,000 kilos of cocaine into Los Angeles every week from Colombia with his connect, Colombia-born, Mario Ernesto Villabona-Alvarado, 29, an alleged member of the Cali drug cartel of Colombia. […]

Notorious mob boss Whitey Bulger found dead in prison

Oct. 30, 2018 / 9:52 AM PDT / NBCNEWS By Pete Williams, Tom Winter and Rich Schapiro Notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead at a federal prison in West Virginia Tuesday, federal officials said. Bulger, 89, had recently arrived at the high-security penitentiary USP Hazelton in West Virginia, according to the Boston […]

Federal partnership helps reduce crime in Compton

By Leo Stallworth | ABC7.com Wednesday, September 12, 2018 04:09PM COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) — A crime-fighting partnership is paying off in Compton. A three-year joint effort by federal agencies and local law enforcement has resulted in thousands of violent people being taken off the streets. Guns have been seized, explosive devices including dynamite were confiscated, […]

Inglewood police, FBI arrest gang leaders on suspicion of drug and weapons violations

By MELISSA ETEHAD | LA TIMES AUG 29, 2018 | 4:15 PM Inglewood police and the FBI have arrested 10 leaders of the Legends Crips gang on suspicion of manufacturing and distributing crack cocaine, as well as firearms possession, authorities said Wednesday. The arrests, officials said, dealt a significant blow to the gang’s hierarchy. The […]

Gang member from Highland Park expected to plead guilty in federal hate crime case

By City News Service | PUBLISHED: February 16, 2018 at 7:24 am | UPDATED: February 16, 2018 at 8:18 am LOS ANGELES – A Latino gang member from Highland Park, who spent more than 15 years on the run in connection with a racially motivated murder, is expected to plead guilty today to federal charges. […]

Judge in high-profile cases killed outside his Chicago home

Posted by Holly Yan | CNN | April 10, 2017 A judge involved in several high-profile cases in Chicago was shot and killed outside his home Monday morning, police said. Cook County Judge Raymond Myles, 66, and a 52-year-old woman were both shot outside the home on Chicago’s South Side, police said. The woman, described […]

Major Gangs Increasingly Active in West San Fernando Valley

City News Service | Posted by Patch.com | March 22, 2017 LOS ANGELES, CA — Although the west San Fernando Valley enjoys a reputation as a quiet area with a low crime rate, a new report approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission found it is home to 16 major gangs and has seen […]

Wrongfully convicted man free after 32 years

Posted By Sara Sidner | CNN | March 17, 2017 Los Angeles On a sunny Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Andrew Leander Wilson did something that seemed unbelievable to him; he walked outside on the sidewalk with only his family guarding him. “I’ve been inside for 32 years, three months and 14 days. It’s been […]

Lee Baca Retrial Update

Posted by Joel Rubin | LA Times | March 13, 2017 The voice of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca filled a downtown L.A. courtroom last week. On a short recording of Baca, pulled from a past interview, jurors heard him assure federal authorities he had been unaware of a plan by a group […]

No testimony from ex-Sheriff Baca

Posted by Jackie Fernandez My News LA | City News Service | March 9, 2017 Testimony concluded Thursday in the federal obstruction of justice retrial of former Sheriff Lee Baca, who’s accused of orchestrating a scheme to thwart an FBI investigation into inmate mistreatment in the jails he ran and of lying to the bureau, […]

Baca ‘was aware’ of plan to obstruct FBI

Posted by Joel Rubin | L.A. Times | March 2, 2017 Despite his claims of ignorance, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was deeply involved in efforts to interfere with FBI agents as they investigated abuses in county jails, a retired sheriff’s official testified Thursday. William “Tom” Carey, a former Sheriff’s Department captain who […]

Former Port of L.A. police chief sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for tax evasion

By Veronica Rocha | LATIMES.COM October 11, 2016 The former chief of police at the Port of Los Angeles was sentenced to two years in federal prison Tuesday for concealing over $1.1 million in income and making false statements to the FBI. Ronald Boyd, 58, of Torrance, was also ordered to serve three years’ supervised […]

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