The New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested 40 gang members Wednesday in multiple West Harlem housing projects as part of the largest gang indictment in New York City history.
More than 500 NYPD officers raided the Grant and Manhattanville Housing Developments Wednesday morning.
The Daily News reported:
Capping an investigation that spanned more than four years, more than 100 gang members from three warring crews responsible for at least two homicides and 19 shootings were indicted, officials said.
The suspects belong to three gangs — 3Staccs, the Make It Happen Boys and Money Avenue — and range from ages 15 to 30, according to the Epoch Times.
Of the 103 people indicted, 40 were arrested Wednesday morning, 39 were already in custody prior to the raid and 24 are still at large.
The members of these crews are charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to possess firearms and conspiracy to commit gang assault, among several other individual charges, according to NYPD officials.
“With the arrests and indictments of these individuals, the New York City Police Department, along with our partners from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, have permeated three major gangs that overwhelmed the streets of West Harlem, predominantly within the Grant and Manhattanville Housing Developments,” Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said in a statement. “The many law-abiding members of the communities afflicted by this violence are now walking on safer streets.”
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