Takedown

“Arrest them all!” The lead officer shouted as the police stormed into a run-down building where a notorious gang is squatting in. They have been after the gang for months but with no promising leads. This is the only chance they have to take them down and bring them to justice. 

The armed officers along with SWAT entered the building, checking every single room to see if there are any gang members inside. “Every room is clear, there’s no one here.” One of the officers reported. The lead officer sighed in frustration, angry that the gang has eluded the long arm of the Law once again. “Damn it!” He exclaimed, punching the nearest wall with his fist, creating a sizable dent. The other officers and SWAT members looked on, all disappointed that good has not triumphed today.

“I know that you want to put in a win today, but you couldn’t have known that the gang wouldn’t be at the building.” The police captain said when the lead officer came into his office to give him his report on the raid. “With all due respect, Sir, I have it on good authority that the gang would be at the building, someone must have tipped them off that we were coming so they left before we could get to them.” The police captain sighed as he leaned back in his chair, unsure of what to say to put his officer’s mind at ease.

After a brief moment, he said, “Just focus on getting justice for the people that need it. I’m sure that the gang will resurface again and when they do, you and your team will be there to take them down.” The lead officer let a small smile appear on his countenance at the police captain’s words. “Will do, Sir, and thank you.” The police captain nodded in response and the lead officer got up and left the office.

As soon as the officer is out of earshot, the police captain pulled out his cellphone and dialled a number. He then waited for the call to be answered and when it was, he said, “Get the rest of the gang out of the city as soon as you can. I’ll join you when I am able to.” He then ended the call and put the phone back in his jacket pocket.

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2 thoughts on “Takedown

  1. rick says:

    Good story with a good surprize conclusion, a double agent or mole in the PD.
    Small typo though, “gang in squatting in”

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