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Shane T. McCoy

The U.S. Marshals Service says a four-month police operation targeting gang activity in Omaha and surrounding communities led to more than 230 arrests and the seizure of dozens of guns and more than $800,000 worth of illegal narcotics. The service said in a news release Tuesday that Operation Triple Beam was conducted from May through August and was led by the U.S. Marshals Service's Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha and Lincoln police departments. The operation was part of a national effort developed by the Marshal’s Service to reduce gang violence.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Omaha Police Department is adding two additional civilian gang specialists.  Officials say hiring the specialists will allow the police department to help local youth find new opportunities and a better path.  The police department hopes to hire a refugee to the gang specialist team after six alleged members of a Sudanese gang were arrested last week. 

Ten arrests were made yesterday (Thursday) by the FBI’s Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force. This was the culmination of a year-long operation targeting narcotics and weapon trafficking by an Omaha gang.  Four arrests were made in early May as part of the operation.

The FBI’s Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force includes the Omaha Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff, La Vista Police Department, Council Bluffs Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and DEA.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a 34-year-old man sought as part of a crackdown on gang-related crime has turned himself in.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in Omaha have made another arrest in an investigation into gang-related activity.

OPD

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he questions whether a furlough system to help reacclimate inmates into society should be used in some cases.

Three community advocates are asking the Department of Justice to look in to the findings revealed in a gang assessment report.