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City Council Finally Addressing Gang Injunction


Mayor Helene Schneider and Councilmember Bendy White announced they will ask that the city’s proposed gang injunction be placed before the City Council at a future meeting. The injunction was first unveiled two years ago and remains caught up in court proceedings. If approved, it would target 30 individuals whom city police contend are the “baddest of the bad” and limit their ability to congregate with each other in public. Although the council has discussed the proposed injunction behind closed doors — all subjects of potential litigation are exempt from the state’s open meeting laws — it has never discussed the matter at a meeting before. No date for the hearing has yet been set, but Schneider suggested it would take place at the next monthly meeting when Police Chief Cam Sanchez is scheduled to give the council an update on departmental matters.

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