LASD’s Paul Tanaka, Tom Carey plead not guilty

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By Marc Cota-Robles , Miriam Hernandez and Lisa Bartley | ABC 7 News Thursday, May 14, 2015 06:46PM LOS ANGELES (KABC) –Former LASD Undersheriff Paul Tanaka and former LASD Captain Tom Carey are out on bond after pleading not guilty to federal charges of obstructing an FBI investigation into brutality and corruption in the Los […]

FBI to probe alleged gladiator-style inmate fights, S.F. County sheriff says

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By Veronica Rocha | LA Times March 13, 2015 The FBI will investigate allegations that deputies forced inmates to perform gladiator-style fights for gambling and entertainment purposes, the San Francisco County sheriff said. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has also requested independent investigations from California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the U.S. Attorney’s office. “Call it a […]

Father of LAPD murder suspect charged in federal complaint

henry-solis-fugitive March 26, 2015 | 5:31 p.m. LOS ANGELES – The father of Henry Solis, the LAPD fugitive wanted in the March 13 homicide of Salome Rodriguez in Pomona, was arrested at his home in Lancaster, CA. According to a federal complaint filed in the United States District Court in El Paso, Texas, the father, […]

Second Suspect Arrested in Ambush Attack on Two LAPD Officers in South L.A.


By Kennedy Ryan / KTLA 5 News Posted 8:42 PM, December 31, 2014, Updated at 02:22am, January 1, 2015 A second man sought in the ambush attack on two LAPD officers in South Los Angeles was arrested in Las Vegas, the FBI confirmed on Wednesday. The officers from the LAPD’s 77th Division were responding to […]

Boyle Heights gang, Big Hazard, indicted by Justice Department


Stefani Camille December 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES – Members of the East Los Angeles street gang located in Boyle Heights known as the Big Hazard gang were arrested and charged in a federal RICO indictment. Nearly 800 LAPD and Federal agents converged upon several addresses in Los Angeles County and arrested 25 alleged members […]

One of LAPD’s most-wanted fugitives, sought in four killings, is captured

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By Joseph Serna / LA Times November 14, 2014 A fugitive connected to four killings and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday in the 3500 block of Farnham Place in Riverside, where he had […]

Feds: Teen Arrested at O’Hare, Wanted to Join ISIS

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By JAMES HILL / ABC News Oct 6, 2014, 12:19 PM ET An Illinois teenager was arrested Saturday at a major airport as authorities say he was attempting to travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mohammed Hamzah Khan, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen from Bolingbrook, appeared in […]

Rollin’ 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations

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By Debbie Truong / LA Times News July 17, 2014 More than 20 gang members and associates of the Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips are facing federal charges on allegations of drug distribution, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of FBI and L.A. Police Department officers were part of a coordinated effort Thursday morning to serve arrest warrants […]

Nine Longos Gang Leaders Arrested by FBI in Long Beach

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Sarah Bennett (Long Beach Post) | June 5, 2013 Nine leaders of the violent Longos street gang were arrested in Long Beach Tuesday and–along with six others–charged with federal counts of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to officials. An additional person was indicted for being a felon in possession of a […]

Officer goes beyond her beat to help reunite woman and sons

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By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times June 2, 2013, 8:20 p.m. The officer, who normally patrols the streets of Watsonville, Calif., takes action when she hears a desperate immigrant’s story of kidnapping and death threats. WATSONVILLE, Calif. — She introduced herself as Sarani Hernandez and said in Spanish that she needed help. She took a […]

Two Miami Police Officers arrested for fraud

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By Stefani Camille WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 10, 2013 Malinsky Bazile, 28, of Miramar, and Vital Frederick, 26, of North Miami, who both joined the force in 2008, were arrested by Miami police internal affairs detectives and FBI agents. Bazile pocketed about $140,000 over the past two years by using the states’ driver’s license database […]

Southern US Rapper Living in Somalia Is FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 16, 2012 “Homegrown” terrorist Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, is a peculiar recent addition to the FBI’s “most wanted terrorist” list. The man who grew up in Daphne, Alabama moved to Somalia in 2009, reportedly to fight invading Ethopian forces beside the militant group al-Shabaab. […]