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Feds indict cop, arrest 48 alleged members of Gangster Disciples in 9 states

Feds indict cop, arrest 48 alleged members of Gangster Disciples in 9 states

Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.

An indictment filed in federal court in Atlanta last week names 32 people and a second indictment in Memphis, Tennessee, charges 16 more. The 48 alleged gang members are accused of participating in coordinated criminal activity, including murder, drug trafficking, robbery, carjacking, extortion and fraud. Most of them face racketeering charges.

All but two have been arrested in nine states — Alabama,...

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