85 gang members in Baltimore City indicted in the last month

Posted at 6:17 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 07:05:07-04

Eighty-five gang members in Baltimore City were indicted last month, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said in an afternoon noon conference Thursday.

Most involve those in the Black Guerilla Family, though some from various Bloods gang groups were also caught.

Just Wednesday, 17 people were indicted.

Eight people were arrested, and nine warrants are still outstanding. 

"We rely on our state and federal drug laws to go after some of these violent individuals who we know are responsible for murders, who we know are responsible for non fatal shootings," Davis said.

Less than a month ago at West Pratt and South Carey streets, 17 more were indicted. Seven of those gang members are in custody, but 10 are still on the loose.

All were indicted for either shootings, drug distribution, robbery or gun charges.

"We're really satisfied with the progress that we're making we're certainly far from a place that we want to be but we're surely making progress," Davis said.

All told, police have 66 people in custody. Police are asking for the public's help catching the 19 still on the street.

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