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Toddler gangsters? Audit finds flaws in state-run gang database

Posted at 6:04 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 21:13:09-04
SAN DIEGO -- An audit found a state-run database created to track gang members in California has major flaws, including the listing of over three dozen 'baby' gang members.
 
The audit found that 42 people in the CalGang database were listed as younger than one year old and that most were "admitted" gang members.
 
Other issues included listings that wouldn't expire for 100 years and names that were added without evidence of any gang affiliation.
 
The database was founded in 2003 in an effort to aid law enforcement and is controlled by two oversight committies -- the California Gang Node Advisory Committee and CalGang Executive Board. It is only accessible by trained law enforcement officers and support staff.
 
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber raised concerns about the CalGang database and called for the audit.