Anti-gang operation ‘KO’ leads to 231 arrests in Nebraska

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231 gang links arrested in multi-agency operation Nebraska, US Marshals Service said.

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The objective of Operation “KO” is to pick up different gangs in the area around Omaha. Press release.

The operation lasted four months between May and August and was led by the US Marshals Service Metro Fugitive Task Force, the Omaha Police Department, and the Lincoln Police Department. This resulted in the arrest of 144 gang members and the seizure of firearms and narcotics.


The martial service said 36 people were charged with assault, 68 for weapons charges, two for sexual assault, five for failing to register, six for theft, 53 for drug charges, 15 for theft. One was arrested for robbery, three for vehicle theft, and 32 for others. fee.

Law enforcement said 86 firearms, $821,774 in illegal drugs and $48,902 in cash were confiscated.

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Along with three missing children, two stolen vehicles were also found.

Maurice Coleman was also among those arrested. The US Marshals described him as “a documented Flat Land Blood gang member with a violent criminal history that included assault, robbery, resisting arrest, and multiple weapons violations”.

He said that “air assets” were used during the search for Coleman which ended with a safe and successful apprehension.

During the arrest, a missing child was recovered and a firearm was confiscated, the service said.

The operation was dubbed “KO” in memory of the fallen officers, Deputy US Marshal Paul Keys and Omaha Detective Kerry Orozco.

Deputy Keys, 41, died in February 2018 after a 15-month battle with cancer.

Ms Orozco, 29, was shot and killed as she and other members of the task force attempted to issue a warrant on a shooting suspect in September 2014.

“This operation was dedicated to Deputy US Marshal Paul Keys and Officer Kerry Orozco for their tireless efforts to capture violent fugitives and serve their community,” US Marshal Scott Crackle for the District of Nebraska said in a statement. Statement.

“The United States Marshals Service is fortunate to have OPD, LPD, Douglas and Sarpie County partners to achieve results that exceed expectations. I believe their efforts will reduce violent crime and are rightly remembered by Kerry and Paul. living from.”

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department also participated in the operation along with the Sarpie County Sheriff’s Department and the Lancaster Sheriff’s Department.

Credit: / US Marshals Service

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