They were known as the “Flocc” street gang. Flocc is a derivation of the word “flock” with the “k” replaced by a “c” for Crip. Police said that four gangs with the Crips and individual Blood members in the New York area joined forces for a common cause. They were mad about police officers foot patrols in their area getting in the way of their illegal drug activities. One member planned to shoot the police foot patrol from a rooftop.
Recently law enforcement authorities announced dozens of arrests as a result of a two-year investigation into the gang. The Flocc gang is tied to at least two murders, eleven shootings, a home-invasion robbery and the distribution of cocaine and heroin. The investigation included thousands of hours of wiretap surveillance by the Police Department’s gang squad and the Queens district attorney’s narcotics investigations bureau.
As a result, the police have arrested 104 people with eight still being sought. Investigators also seized 60 guns, including AK-47s, Uzi submachine guns and dozens of semiautomatic handguns and revolvers. One of the guns was a 9-millimeter assault rifle. This rifle was to be used to shoot officers on patrol. The police arrested the suspect after hearing him discuss his plans on a wiretapped phone.
In addition, a former correction officer was arrested. He was storing weapons for high-ranking gang members. A 9-millimeter pistol was found that had been stolen from another correction officer along with a 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded AK-47.
The police arrested the leaders of all the four gangs tied to Flocc including the person who was the leader of the entire operation. He has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property.