Greensboro's police chief says the city needs a gang unit like thos established in four other cities across the state.
The call from Chief Tim Bellamy follows four recent murders and a shooting at a nightclub.
Members of the city council say the city manager should re-examine the idea of a gang unit. A similar proposal never reached the table in the last budget cycle.
Right now, there's a six-man unit which spends part of its time
monitoring gang activity.
Assistant City Manager Bob Morgan says the council is suggesting
the city reallocate existing resources to see if a gang unit could be put together. Some council members say fighting gangs is a priority and the city needs to be willing to pay for it.