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LAPD Ending The Use Of CalGang Database

Los Angeles News-

The Los Angeles Police Department will no longer use a controversial database tracking thousands of people accused of being gang members.

“Effective immediately, the Los Angeles Police Department (in conjunction with the Board of Police Commissioners) is placing a moratorium on all entries and use of the CalGang System,” department officials said in a statement released late Friday night.

The database was created around two decades ago, with LAPD and other police agencies entering thousands of names into the system in an attempt to map out networks of gang members.

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