Leadership Intervention Unit aims to prevent further bloodshed in George Street Gang feud
The Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU) is hoping to make peace among members of the George Street Gang. According to the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, members of the gang are currently engaged in an internal feud. The dispute is believed to have stemmed from an incident where two gang members from the area were targeted. ComPol Williams says that the police and the LIU are working to ensure there is no further bloodshed due to the quarrel.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “We just came out of an intervention session with the group from George Street and again the George Street issue is more like a domestic situation because it’s an inter rivalry between those elements and when we do have inter rivalries it is often more difficult to contain because they all know each other’s movements, whereabouts and everything and so it is much easier for them to find their rivals as opposed to when you have cross gang incidents. The one on Police Street we will be doing an intervention session this afternoon but again I have said to the GI3 that there are some elements that we must bring charges against for being members of gang and put them out of circulation because while we do have those elements who are behaving and trying to change we have some that are just taunting them and when we have that we must do what needs to be done to put away the taunters with a view to ensure that the program’s objectives are achieved. So there is where we are right now with the gang issue. It is not as other flare up as you all would know, normally you have other flare ups, there are some times up to four, five, six murders a streak of murders but again through our efforts we have been able to ensure that that is not the case this time around.”