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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 32 Arrests

8/18/2014

August 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place on Friday and Saturday, resulted in 32 arrests involving 33 misdemeanors, one felony and 14 warrants served.  Seized were 6.4 grams of marijuana and two grams of cocaine.
         
At least twice a week, officers and supervisors representing each of the seven precincts and the Specialized Investigations Division (SID) partner together to implement strategies to combat gang crime and activities in various areas of Nashville.
         
Friday’s enforcement consisted of two SID detectives, six supervisors and 17 patrol officers.  Areas targeted were Murfreesboro Pike, Lewis Street, Spence Lane, 1st Avenue South, Shepard Street, and Thompson Place.
        
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of four SID detectives, seven supervisors, 27 patrol officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Clarksville Pike, Trinity Lane, South 5th Street, Main Street, and Chesapeake Drive.
        
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,564 arrests on 115 felony charges and 1,530 misdemeanor charges, 19 gun seizures, the service of 500 outstanding warrants, 230 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 8,935 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.          

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