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A judge hears arguments on whether a temporary injunction against gangs in East Lake will continue.

Prosecutors argue that crime is down since the injunction was put in place..

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Gang injunction

a judge will decide whether a temporary gang injunction in east lake along 4th avenwill be permanent. news 12's robyn estabrook joins us live in the studio with the latest. prosecutors say because of the temporary injunction criminal activity in the area has dropped. defense attorneys say crime could be down in chattanooga as a whole and the injunction has nothing to do with it. this morning a police officer testified about the crime in east lake. he say in 2016 there were three homicides and in 2017, after the temporary injunction, there were none. robbery was down 74 percent and shots fired was down 56 percent. defense attorneys say crime could be down in general and the injunction might not have anything to do with it. they say statistics for the city as a whole were not brought up. the chief of police for the housing authority say because of the temporary injunction there's a better quality of life in the community.

"you see the changes that are happening. less people are hanging out on fourth avenue and you see more kids and children playing in the area and enjoying the reduction of the criminal activity." the judge decided that some people who were previously subjected to the temporary injunction will not be anymore. the judge will have up until july 30th to decide whether the injunction will be permanent. in the studio,




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