APD Says Less Chances of Biker Gangs Problem in ROT Rally 2015

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Gang unit detectives are constantly working their sources to stop any violence before it takes place at R.O.T rally. The precautions are there because there are documented biker gang members living in Austin. In some weeks itself tens of thousands of motorcycles will roll into town as the Republic of Texas rally kicks off. Austin police will monitor for rumbling of any trouble.

APD Detective Dave Smith, “We’re staying in contact of our usual sources of information in regards to anything coming up to violence that may happen in the city.”

Dave Smith works undercover in the gang unit. He says that there are around 50 documented biker gang members in the city.

Smith informed, “Some of them actually hold legitimate jobs like each one of us do. That’s how a lot of them make their money. Some of them are involved in illegal activity, narcotics, sales of firearms, fencing for stolen motorcycles, parts, any type of crime you can think of that would make you money.” He also said that the majority of the local gang members are associated with the Companeros, Latin Steel and the Bandidos. They were involved in a mass brawl turned mass casualty event in Waco Sunday.

Smith says that the biker gangs who are generally known for violent activities, like to keep it to themselves and direct aggression towards each others and not towards civilians.

He said that APD has done a really great job in the past ten years of keeping a lid on… MORE

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