500-Plus Law Enforcement Officers Invade Glassell Park in Pre-Dawn Raid on Avenues Gang Members

The LA Times reports there was a massive 500-man raid on Avenues gang members in Glassell Park early this morning:

The latest enforcement effort against the Drew Street clique began about 4 a.m., when law enforcement officials mobilized in Glassell Park near Fletcher Drive and Estrara Avenue. Agencies involved worked under the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force that includes 18 federal, state and local agencies including Los Angeles and Glendale police, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

By 8 a.m., authorities arrested 46 people, 28 of whom are named in the indictment. The others were taken into custody on other charges. Another 30 people named in the indictment already were in custody, police said.

Officials have scheduled a community meeting for tonight at 6:00 pm at the Glassell Park Community Center for law enforcement officials to talk to residents about the arrests and indictment.

4 Replies to “500-Plus Law Enforcement Officers Invade Glassell Park in Pre-Dawn Raid on Avenues Gang Members”

  1. As much as I like to see the thugs rounded up and put out of business I also realize that we aren’t going to arrest our way out of this.

    We need to provide kids the resources and opportunities to avoid that life style choice. It starts with parents, parents working with the schools to reinforce what we teach at home and then real chances for their futures.

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