NYC officials: Violent street gang is dismantled

The News Leader

February 16, 2011 8:35:48 AM PST
Prosecutors say they have effectively dismantled a once powerful Harlem gang.

Fourteen members of the "137th Street" crew have been indicted.

Authorities say the charges come after a lengthy investigation involving surveillance video and recordings of jail house conversations.

Prosecutors allege the suspects dealt crack and used beatings, shootings and robberies to protect their turf for years.

All 14 suspects face conspiracy charges.

A dozen of them are expected in court later today.