ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, Attorney General Chris Carr hosted a round-table discussion with local, state and federal law enforcement officials and legal experts that focused on the rise in organized crime in Georgia.

“In America, nearly half of all violent crimes are gang-related,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “Unfortunately, Georgia communities are not immune to this type of organized crime, and member recruitment is on the rise. I invited the leadership from several of our local, state and federal partners to come together today to discuss our current efforts and develop new strategies to crack down on this type of activity. We look forward to working more closely with all of our partners to protect our communities and put these dangerous criminals behind bars.”

The following delegates and groups participated in the meeting:

  • U.S. Attorney BJay Pak, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Attorney Charlie Peeler, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine, Southern District of Georgia
  • Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia
  • Georgia Sheriffs’ Association
  • Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Georgia Gang Investigators Association
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Cobb County District Attorney’s Office
  • Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Georgia Department of Community Supervision

Attorney General Carr will also present as a key stakeholder in the Georgia Gang Investigators Association conference next week in Young Harris, Georgia.

WATCH a meeting re-cap here via WSBTV.