Officers serve injunctions to gang members - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Officers serve injunctions to gang members

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Multi-Agency Gang Unit made their way across Shelby County serving gang injunctions to members of local gangs.

Memphis Police Officers and Shelby County Deputies served the injunctions to members of the Vice Lords and Grape Street Crips.

County officials said the two groups have taken over the area between Sam Cooper and Poplar Avenue. Recently, this area has been declared a safety zone.

Officers who typically frequent these areas identified the gang members. Those gang members were served with injunctions. The injunction forbids them from entering, loitering, intimidating or participating in gang business.

If anyone listed in the gang injunction chooses to leave the gang and turn their life around, officers said the gang injunction allows them to leave that gang life behind with help from the county

In total, there are 60 gang members that officers plan on serving with the injunction. 

If anyone chooses to contest their involvement in the gang, they will be given that opportunity at an upcoming court date.

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