Did you know? Difference between 'gang-related' and ''gang-involved'

Did you know? Difference between ‘gang-related' and ‘gang-involved'
by LeighAnne Manwarren Published: April 22, 2013
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Difference between ‘gang-related' and ‘gang-involved'

The Oklahoma City Police Department's gang unit categorizes gang crimes as either gang-related or gang-involved.

Gang-related

These crimes appear to be gang crimes, but there is no proof a gang member committed the crime.

An example is shots fired at a house where investigators don't find any gang ties in the victim's past.

All drive-by shootings are considered gang-related crimes unless another motive is determined, such as road rage.

Gang-involved

When investigators prove, or nearly prove, a gang member was either the victim or the perpetrator, the crime is called gang-involved.

An example is if the victim is a gang member or if witnesses hear a gang's name being called out while shots are being fired.

SOURCE:

Oklahoma City police Lt. Stuart May

by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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