Gov. Kemp introduces new head of GBI gang task force

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Governor Brian Kemp announced the head of a new anti-gang task force Monday.

The governor, along with the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, introduced Jaret Usher -- a former Cobb County gang prosecutor -- as the new leader.

Kemp says nearly every county in Georgia has reported gang activity and that the task force will help law enforcement crack down on gangs and keep people safe across the state.

The anti-gang task force is part of governor Kemp's campaign pledge to “stop and dismantle criminal gangs" -- and will be used as a tool to help local prosecutors build cases against alleged street gang members.