[vc_row][vc_column][trx_title style=”underline”]Objective B4: Gang Intelligence[/trx_title][vc_tta_pageable no_fill_content_area=”1″ active_section=”1″ pagination_color=”black”][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1571871988885-d5141fd4-dd8c”][vc_column_text]Gang activity and crimes committed by gang-affiliated offenders constitute a large percentage of violent street crime. Of the 156 homicides35 committed in 2016 by September 10, 40% of the victims were gang members, and 17% involved suspects who were gang members.” Additionally, 14% of these homicides were also classified as gang-motivated.” Some incidents are classified as gangrelated, meaning simply that gang members were involved although the motives were not
necessarily related to gang business. The 2016 data thus reflects that gang members feature prominently across the total number of murders, be it as perpetrator or victim. Aggravated assaults and robberies are also impacted, with 8.4% of the aggravated assaults and 16.7% of the robberies in Memphis being committed by three or more offenders acting in concert, during the time period January-August 2016.38

The Multi-Agency Gang Unit (MGU), created as an initiative of OSC-2 in 2012, is a task force including the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby CountySheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as well as on a part-time basis, the U.S. Marshal Service, Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District ofTer, Shelby
County Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security, TN Department of Correction, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Together, these agencies work to investigate then prosecute incidents involving gangs with a focus on guns and drugs. The MGU oversees investigations for petitioning the Environmental Court for injunctive relief within certain
geographic areas, so-called “gang injunctions.”

This objective is designed to provide intensive focus on gang violence. Reducing the impact of gangs may also require that law enforcement develop a more complete understanding of what constitutes “gang-related” violence as well as integration of a deeper well of gang knowledge throughout the police department.” This may be done through renewed attention on increasing the ranks of the
Gang Response Team (GRT) to be more responsive across more shifts, and exploration of whether the lengths of rotation into the unit could be lengthened to help more efficiently utilize gained knowledge.

Key Objective Outcomes:

  1. Reduce the number of aggravated assault and robbery incidents committed by three or more offenders by at least 20% by 2021.
  2. Increase the number of enforcement actions (such as drug houses closed and gang

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