146 arrested in Tulsa police, U.S. marshals anti-gang operation
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Tulsa Police Department along with the U.S. Marshals Service announced Friday that 146 violent gang members were taken off the street during a two-month joint gang enforcement operation.
Operation Triple Beam III, which ran from August to October with members of 11 law enforcement agencies, also resulted in the recovery of 29 firearms, $20,000 in cash, and $22,300 in cocaine, marijuana and PCP, authorities said.
“Once again, our collaborative efforts with the U.S. Marshals Service have given us remarkable results in the area of gang violence,” Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said.
During the operation, robbery with firearms crimes dropped by 31 percent and firearm-related assaults decreased 23 percent, authorities said.
The task force also investigated 35 gun cases during the operation and interviewed more than 260 documented gang members, according to Tulsa police data.
Read more in Saturday's Tulsa World.
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan speaks to reporters earlier this year. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/Tulsa World file