U.S. Department of Justice Announces Surge of Resources to Fight Violent Crime in Houston

September 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice, together with numerous law enforcement partners, met today at Jack Yates High School in Houston to announce a new initiative that will surge law enforcement tools and resources to target gangs who are terrorizing communities in Houston.

“This new violent crime initiative, led by the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS), will surge the tools and resources we use to investigate and prosecute violent crime nationally and apply those tools to gangs who are terrorizing communities here in Houston,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

The new initiative will include federal prosecutors from OCGS, our nation’s foremost experts in charging federal racketeering (RICO) prosecutions, as well as dedicated investigative agents, analysts and forensic experts from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Marshals Service, Houston Police Department (HPD), and the Harris County Sherriff’s Office (HCSO).
 
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