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City Attorney Mike Feuer announced lawsuits Friday against the owners of two South Los Angeles residential buildings that he alleges is controlled by the Neighborhood Crips street gang and has been the site of drug and gun-related crimes.

City Attorney Mike Feuer. MyNewsLA.com Photo
Both properties are not far from schools and churches, city attorneys said, and attorneys are pursuing injunctions to ban gang and criminal activity and install better security measures at the properties.

“No neighborhood should have to endure these conditions,” he said. “We’ll continue to target illegal activity like these and take back our communities.”

A nuisance abatement lawsuit was filed against Christopher Darnell Evans and Carl Amos, who are trustees of a duplex at 4406 S. Gramercy Place. Police say Evans, a 46 Neighborhood Crips gang member, took ownership of the building after his father’s death in 2012.

During the past two months, police conducted two drug purchases at the building, which resulted in arrests of gang members. Police say Evans took part in at least two of the transactions. Arrests have also been made at the duplex for concealment of a gun in a car and possession of a stolen gun.

Another lawsuit was filed against Darwin and Ethel Hudson, the owners of a four-plex at 5700 S. Budlong Ave. that attorneys allege is being used by the 57 Neighborhood Crips gang to conduct drug sales, including rock cocaine.

— City News Service

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