Significant Warrant Sweep Removes 10 ‘Impact Players’ from City Streets

Violence Reduction Efforts City-wide Continue

WHO:             Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis

WHAT:           Commissioner Davis will be available to discuss violence reduction efforts in the city. Commissioner Davis will also detail efforts made by officers from the Area D-4 Drug Control Unit (DCU) in conjunction with officers from Area D-4 who conducted a strategic investigation over the course of several months to remove violent predators from the area surrounding Villa Victoria and West Newton Street. The effort known as “Operation National League” was initiated in response to community concerns of drug dealing being conducted by known gang members and their associates.

The strategic operation utilized methodical investigative tactics to combat street-level drug dealing. As a result of several months of investigative efforts, last evening officers executed a significant warrant sweep arresting 10 dangerous individuals.

 WHEN:           TODAY October 27, 2010 at 12:15pm

 WHERE:        Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room