The Office of the District Attorney is dedicated to removing the most dangerous
gang members from our streets and neighborhoods.
gang activity is a continual epidemic in Oklahoma County. These brutal criminal
activities, combined with the gang-related drug and weapons crime is the leading
criminal threat to the community. The Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office
has five prosecutors dedicated to handle a consistent case load of gang cases and
has made a significant impact in combatting gang criminal activities that are in
fact a plague to the community.
The Gang Unit Prosecutors are dedicated solely to
gang cases. The Gang Unit specializes in the vertical prosecution of serious and
violent felonies committed by documented gang members. As a result, they are better
able to respond efficiently and prosecute difficult cases because they understand
the gang mentality and behaviors. A complex issue has a seemingly straightforward
effect: The more gang-related crimes which include violence, drugs and weapons that
are efficaciously prosecuted result in a safer community and a reduction in the
community crime rates.