Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Unit revamp will boost anti-gang effort: chief
THE recent realignment of two key Winnipeg police units that will now fall under the same internal division will boost the force's ability to bust up current street gangs and get a jump on emerging ones, Winnipeg's top cop believes.
A recent move putting the organized crime and street crimes units under the same organizational roof within the Winnipeg Police Service will allow officers to better share information, leading to better gang enforcement efforts, Chief Devon Clunis states in a recent report to the city's police board.
"It's imperative that our investigative projects and strategies for uniform street crime officers complement each other and align," Clunis wrote.
Putting the two units under the same internal division of the service "is more effective in gathering intelligence, developing informants and making deployment decisions around enforcement," said Clunis.
Officers hailed the recent crackdown on the drug operations of the Mad Cowz street gang in the West End and downtown areas as evidence of the benefits of the reorganization.
Project Recall netted the arrests of five adults and five teen boys for trafficking in crack cocaine.
Police undertook the months-long investigation after gleaning Mad Cowz drug-line cellphone numbers from informants then conducting controlled undercover purchases
The informants offered investigators a good look at the gang and how its drug operations had formed into several distinct drug cells in an effort to boost sales, federal prosecutors have said.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 15, 2013 B7
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
(1 of 50 articles for this week)12/25/2014 4:34 PM 0
Photo Store Gallery
- Man, 45, missing since Monday
- Synagogue serves up some Christmas meals and cheer
- Break-in on top of her grieving
- RCMP charge more than dozen impaired drivers
- Warm temperatures in Manitoba for Christmas
- Guests welcomed with open arms at Christmas Feast in the West End
- Other alleged victims for therapist charged with assault
- Openings, closings over the Christmas week
- For some First Nations people, like Tina Fontaine’s family, grieving is part of the yuletide season
- No charges laid in fatal collision
- MTS says services have been restored
- Winnipeg trucker dies in semi-truck collision
- New Transcona Boulevard offically opens today
- Break-in on top of her grieving
- Remains may be decade old
- Infant remains in locker may be decade old: Brodsky
- Police seek driver after pickup truck hits pedestrian
- No charges laid against man who killed teen mugger
- Oswald officially enters NDP leadership race; promises an "alternative vision"
- Police continue to seek info on driver; hit-and-run proves fatal
- Slain man leaves behind nine children
- Trucking firm in mourning after driver killed in crash
- Teacher pulled from classroom
- 'Fun party for two' ends in tragedy
- Photos released of suspects in coat heist
- RCMP investigate allegations of doctored invoices, improper payment
- Semi driver dies in collision at Lagimodiere, Dugald
- Twelve arrested, including former city council candidate; weapons and drugs
- Keep car windows clear or face fine: police
- Selby among victims of debit card-skimming scam
Ads by Google