Since its establishment in 1991, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Gang Prosecution Unit has become a model by developing legal theories that are now recognized as cornerstones for gang prosecution efforts in Texas.
Five attorneys, three investigators, and a legal assistant specialize in prosecuting gang members who commit violent crimes, including aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, murder and capital murder.
Recognizing the unique nature of gang life and the covert interaction of gang members with each other and their enemies, members of the Gang Prosecution Unit receive specialized training and devote their time to understanding the intricacies of these criminal organizations so gang offenders can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As a result, local, state and federal agencies call upon the Gang Prosecution Unit’s attorneys and investigators for their knowledge and expertise on the current gang situation throughout Tarrant County and north central Texas.
The Gang Prosecution Unit also operates Gangnet, Tarrant County’s computerized database, which allows law enforcement agencies across the county to share information pertaining to gangs and gang members.
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Gang Prosecution Unit has a proven track record of successfully prosecuting gang offenders. We remain dedicated to making Tarrant County a safer place.
The mugshots of a number of these gang members who have been convicted by the Gang Unit appear in the “Tarrant’s Worst” section of our website.