According to the Baltimore Police Department, there is credible information that various prison and street gangs entered a partnership to take-out (sic) law enforcement officers.
Law enforcement agencies should take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers, the release said, adding a request to the media to distribute the warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide.
The gangs named in the release are Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods and Crips. All three started out in the Los Angeles area, before spreading throughout the US. According to publicly available estimates, Crips may have up to 35,000 members and Bloods up to 20,000, with the BGF estimated at up to 300 members and 50,000 associates.
Nation of Islam activists said on Saturday they had brokered a truce between the long-time rivals Bloods and Crips, and posted a photo on social media showing the members of two gangs wearing their colors and posing together.