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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement in Response to Major Gang Arrests, Federal Indictments

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement in response to the news conference at the U.S. Attorney’s Office announcing numerous arrests and indictments, including multiple members of Little Rock’s two dominant gangs:

“In July, after the nightclub shooting in Little Rock, I convened federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in my conference room to announce the creation of an interagency task force, including federal partners. I am gratified today that 21 arrests have been made and multiple federal indictments have been announced by U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland. The success of this operation demonstrates what cooperation, intelligence information and courageous law enforcement work can do to make our streets safer. I commend the stellar work of all of those involved in this morning’s efforts, and I know this is just the beginning — there’s plenty of work left to do.”

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