It's no secret that Yakima has a gang problem. However, local police are gathering more information and gaining more tools to combat gangs and prevent youth from being pulled into the gang lifestyle.

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr. and the head of the Yakima Police Department's Gang Unit Sergeant David Cortez were recent guests on Newstalk KIT.

Sgt. Cortez and Chief Rizzi took part in a wide ranging discussion on gangs, crime, and working on eradicating and preventing gang activity.

You can listen to the interview by clicking this player.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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