News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park And Silver Lake

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  1. If you’re a gang member:
    turn your life around and be a positive force in your community instead of a negative one
    or pack your bags
    or learn how to pick up the soap without bending over

    • what I’m wondering is how do they enforce an injunction when half of the members don’t even live in the neighborhood? do they go find them, or do they wait for them to do something in the neighborhood. what if one guy who has been served is hanging out with 5 guys who haven’t? does he get a pass?

      • Michael,

        The gang unit officers carry the injunctions with them, and if a named person is seen, they are personally served. No service by mail is carried out. There is an appeal process in place which the served person may utilize, and that is described on the service form. The officers will not leave Rampart to look for the named persons.

        If the subject ends up being on the injunction, if they are with those not on the injunction, they can be charged under the statute. Per the City Attorney, associating with someone on the injunction does not put one at risk of joining the injunction. Actions furthering a gang must be documented for that to happen.

        On a positive note, Mayor Garcetti has launched a program for summer jobs for youth. The link:


        Pursuant to a rotation of lieutenant assignments, I am now in charge of the Rampart Gang Impact Team, which covers the uniformed gang units, gang detectives, and the narcotics enforcement detail. My phone number has changed, but e-mail and workplace are the same. Any questions or criticisms, feel free to ask or comment. It doesn’t have to be about gangs. Patrol or, “Hey, what happened at…?” questions are welcome. As always, exchanges not on these boards will remain confidential unless requested or permitted otherwise.

        (213) 484-3670

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