Gang Member Stats reported by San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office

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(Best Syndication News) Since the inception of the county’s Gang Program in July of 2005, the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office has filed 6,343 cases and made 3,902 state prison commitments against gang members.

There were 229 cases were filed from all divisions in the second quarter of 2011, according to Christopher Lee with the DA’s office. They were able to get 129 state prison commitments with 83 gang enhancements. That is total of 738 years of state prison time, according to Lee. The DA’s office was able to convict 12 via a jury trial.

With a total of 3,902 prison commitments since 2005, the DA has handed out 25,840-years in prison sentences with two inmates on death row. There were 108 life sentences. Of those convicted by the DA, 207 gang members were convicted during a jury trial.

“I am proud of the work our office is doing to hold these local terrorists responsible for their actions, and I look forward to making an even bigger impact on this problem with the help of the Board of Supervisors and our law enforcement partners on the local, state and federal level,” said Michael Ramos, the District Attorney for San Bernardino County.

By: Dan Wilson

Image: Michael Ramos by Dan Wilson

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