Article by Bryan Howard
February 28, 2019
MS-13 gang has issued a ‘hit’ on all off duty New York Police Department officers according to a memo released by the NYPD. The reason for the ‘hit’ against the off duty officers is to increase street credit for the gang members.
The New York Post released the the information that the NYPD sent a memo to it officers in Long Island area to be cautious of your surroundings due to the threat.
The memo stated, “Intel has been obtained that members of MS13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers. specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area, as well as possibly Patchogue in order to gain street credibility. These members are conducting reconnaissance of [member of service] private residences.”
The New York Post reports, “The memo goes on to explain that police officers should “always be cognizant” and alert, should change their routine, keep an eye out for any strange vehicles and, if they do see anything unusual, make note of it.”
The Post continued, “The violent gang, which started on the West Coast and has ties to Central America, has been expanding its brutal activities in New York City recently and has been coming into more frequent contact with the NYPD.”