ANGELS – A multi-agency operation to target violent crime in Los Angeles resulted in the arrest of 30 people in 72 hours.
The U.S. Marshals worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to form a fugitive task force.
Operation FAST took place over a 72-hour period from March 28 to March 30. The operation focused on suspects wanted for violent crimes including murder, attempted murder, robbery and sexual assault.
According to the LAPD, the operation yielded the following results:
- 15 documented gang members arrested
- 10 firearms seized
- 30 arrests in total:
- 10 for homicide
- 9 for attempted homicide
- 3 for armed robbery
- 1 for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm)
- 4 for major bodily injury to a child
- 3 for rape of a child under 14
Operation FAST was created to help prepare agencies for a 30-day operation known as Operation North Star.
Operation North Star is part of President Biden’s strategy to combat gun crime. The goal of the operation is to reduce crime in the ten cities that have seen a sharp increase in gunshot homicides. Los Angeles has been identified as one of these ten cities.
The operation focuses on fugitives with warrants for their arrest, wanted for the most serious, violent and harmful offenses including homicide, forcible sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault .
Authorities have identified nearly 14,500 active and outstanding arrest warrants in the Los Angeles area. Their goal is to arrest as many people with outstanding warrants.
The operation will take place throughout the month of June.