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Police say Ottawa gangs a complex problem with no easy fix

Ottawa police say the issue of gangs in the city is a complex problem, and one they can't solve alone.

Gangs talk dominates police board meeting

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Ottawa police say problem of shootings in city can't be dealt with by police alone. 2:21
Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau says police need help to deal with gang violence in the city. (CBC)
Ottawa police say dealing with gangs in the city is a complex problem, and one they can't solve alone.

There are about 500 gang members in Ottawa, according to police, and last year Ottawa police investigated a record 49 shootings.

Speaking at the police services board meeting Monday night and again on Tuesday on Ottawa Morning, police chief Charles Bordeleau said police enforcement and gang exit strategies are just some of the strategies that need to be considered.

Watch Waubgeshig Rice's report on the meeting in the video above.

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