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Local police say Fort Sill has a gang problem
Local police say Fort Sill has a gang problem
The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Nov 10, 2008 17:05:39 EST

LAWTON, Okla. Lawton police say the Fort Sill Army post is home to many soldiers who also are gang members, but post officials dispute that claim.

Lt. Darrell Southerland, a 20-year police veteran who oversees the Lawton Gang Task Force Unit, said his six-member unit has routinely gathered and shared evidence with Fort Sill officials about soldiers stationed at Fort Sill who also are gang members.

He said evidence has been obtained through traffic stops and arrests and includes photos of gang-related tattoos and information from informants.

People dont want to face the truth, but its true, Southerland said. Fort Sill has a problem with gangs. We see it every Friday and Saturday night on the streets. But nobody wants to listen.

Fort Sill spokesman Jon Long disagrees.

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