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13 Gang Members Arrested in Operation Ceasefire in Oakland

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Thirteen suspects associated with gang violence throughout the East Bay have been arrested and charged as part of Operation Ceasefire, Oakland police said today. Oakland, Alameda, and Stockton police all collaborated to serve six search warrants on July 10, four in Oakland and two in Stockton, resulting in the arrests of 13 individuals affiliated with two violent gangs known as YNIC and FE, police said.

Prior to serving the warrants, officers reached out to the members of these gangs and offered opportunities for them to avoid violent criminal behavior, police said. The suspects, who received focused attention due to their criminal connections, continued to be involved in violence and were therefore sought out and arrested, police said.

This most recent crackdown is part of the Oakland Ceasefire Partnership, which works in tandem with the nationwide violence-reduction effort, Operation Ceasefire, police said. Operation Ceasefire works to reduce homicides and shootings, reduce recidivism among participants, and improve police-community relations, according to police.

“The success of this operation depended on a coordinated team effort,” Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said. “The hard work and commitment of everyone involved reflects our dedication to reducing violent crime in Oakland.”

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