The murder rate in Oakland is down and so are gang-related shootings so far this year, according to police.
Alleged members and associates of an Oakland gang that Police Chief Howard Jordan said is probably the most violent group of young people he’s seen were arraigned earlier this week on a variety of charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.
Oakland police joined forces with state and federal agencies to arrest several suspected violent offenders in a crime sweep Friday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
Oakland police said they detained seven suspected gang members Friday morning when they served multiple search warrants for suspects in a variety of violent crimes.
With five murders in a span of 18 hours earlier this week, Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said they are continuing to fight crime as best as they can.
Operation Ceasefire has been credited with helping to significantly reduce crime in New York and other cities since it was implemented.