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Gang violence conference meets in O.C.

July 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Law enforcement officials from across the country are meeting in Orange County this week to find answers on how to stop the spread of gang violence. The annual National Gang Violence Conference began Tuesday at the Anaheim Marriot. The event is headed by a panel that includes Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins, L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and L.A. Police Chief William Bratton.

Issues addressed at the three-day conference include trends in gang growth and new investigative techniques to deal with gang-related crime.

The keynote speaker is attorney Tom Diaz, an expert on Latino gangs.

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