Posted: Thursday, 09 May 2013 10:06AM
''Very significant indictment'' to be announced in New Orleans
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; along with local, state and federal law enforcement, today announced indictments against 15 "known criminals" in cases related to ten murders.
They call it "a very significant indictment."
Officials say it comes from the recent work of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Landrieu said in his recent State of the City address that the new unit was designed to get the worst of the worst off the streets.
"Because turning the tide is a huge challenge, we established a new multi-agency gang unit. Now, federal and state law enforcement, the District Attorney and US Attorney work side by side with the NOPD. Their goal- go after and dismantle known violent groups or gangs operating in the city and target 649 of the most violent offenders," Landrieu explained. "We’re seeing results. Just in the last few weeks, in the 7th Ward, 5 members of the MMG Gang were taken off the streets. And there is more to come."
He said they are sending a message to the most dangerous criminals in New Orleans, "Stop the shooting, or else we are coming for you and for all your friends."