Task force wants to strengthen Tennessee law to prosecute gang members

Task force wants to strengthen Tennessee law to prosecute gang members

January 23rd, 2012 by Beth Burger in News

Joelander Wheeler, right, asks a question during a news conference about gangs Monday afternoon at the Chattanooga City Hall.

Joelander Wheeler, right, asks a question during a...

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

Members of a gang task force said today they want to amend Tennessee law to make it easier to convict gang members.

At a news conference, Assistant Hamilton County District Attorney Boyd Patterson, who heads the task force, said the members want to prosecute gang members under racketeering charges, which is not possible with the current law.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press