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L.A. Authorities Make Arrests In Jail Riot Probe

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(credit: CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have arrested several suspected members of an Armenian gang believed to have worked with inmates to orchestrate a riot at a Los Angeles County jail.

Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told The Associated Press that about a half dozen suspected members of the Armenian Power gang were arrested Wednesday.

He says the gang is increasingly teaming up with the Mexican Mafia, a prison-based Latino gang that also exerts control on gang activity on the streets.

The Aug. 22 riot at a Castaic facility north of Los Angeles resulted in $250,000 in damage and several inmates were injured.

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