The Fresno Police Department, under Police Chief Jerry Dyer, is teaming with District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp to crack down on human trafficking and educate the public that prostitution is not a victimless crime.

In addition, local nonprofits such as Breaking the Chains are providing victims — many of whom are minors and runaways — with shelter, counseling and other much-needed help.

The video above is the latest in GV Wire’s continuing series on human trafficking.

In this installment, GV Wire’s Jamie Ouverson focuses her cameras on a day in the life of Fresno’s vice squad. As the video reveals, Fresno gangs are highly involved in human trafficking.


One Response

  1. Andrew Fabela

    What’s the use of arresting under age youth when the organization charged with keeping them safe can’t even hold the girl for more than a few hours when she escapes custody. Now the police can’t find her and she’s most likely back doing the same thing again.


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