Interview: FBI Veteran April Brooks Has History of Cracking Down on Crime
April Brooks, the new head of the FBI’s criminal division in New York, seems to have done it all.
The first woman to run New York’s criminal division, the 45-year-old helped track down sex offenders and murders, crack down on dangerous gangs and go after corrupt officials, Reuters reports.
“This is just my characterization, but gangs in L.A. are about profit, about dope, about entrepreneurial endeavors,” Brooks told Reuters. “They acquire assets — cars and houses. The violence in Baltimore, much like it is to some extent in New York, is all about turf and territory and supremacy versus money-making.”
An Oklahoma native, Brooks joined the FBI in 1990 when she was 22 and last month was named head of the New York office.
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