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Oct 13, 2010 9:25 AM

Oakland to seek injunction against gang

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials are seeking to restrict the activities of a gang that they describe as among the most violent in the city.

The city plans to file an injunction against the gang on Wednesday.

More details, including the name of the gang, are expected to be released at a news conference with City Attorney John Russo and Police Chief Anthony Batts scheduled for 10:30 a.m. But city officials say the gang has been involved in murders and other criminal activity.

An Alameda County judge in May granted the city an injunction against 15 members of the North Side Oakland gang. City officials had accused that gang of involvement in several murders in 2009.

The injunction prevented gang members from associating with other gang members, confronting or intimidating witnesses and carrying weapons in a 100-block area.


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