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3 reasons it’s important to document gang contacts

Like we learned in the academy, if it isn’t documented it didn’t happen


As a gang investigator in California I often feel that I am on the front lines of new case law and legal defense techniques used to counter successful gang prosecutions. In recent years the pendulum has swung in favor of the gangsters, to the detriment of law enforcement.

A few relatively recent negative developments — one, a state Supreme Court decision and the other a legal defense strategy — have highlighted the need for doing thorough documentation and gang contacts. 

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