Gangs Expert Witness On Gang Initiation

Al Valdez, Professor at the University of California-Irvine and a retired law-enforcement officer, testified Friday as a gangs expert witness that the murder of Daniel Francis was a gang-related act and not a crime stemming from a road-rage incident. The expert witness described the murder of Daniel Francis as the result of a gang initiation. Valdez says that 50 percent of the people killed in gang violence are innocent bystanders, according to an FBI study and his own professional experiences of investigating gang crimes.

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