For the first time ever in the State of Tennessee, Nashville government today filed a civil lawsuit against a criminal street gang, Kurdish Pride (KPG), and 24 of its alleged local members asking that they collectively be declared a public nuisance and prohibited from meeting with each other anywhere inside a 1.43 square mile “safety zone” in South Nashville.
That safety zone includes Paragon Mills Park, Providence Park, neighborhoods around the parks and certain parking lots in which KPG members have been known to congregate and/or commit criminal acts. The safety zone is bounded on the east by I-24; on the south by Harding Place; on the west by Nolensville Pike; and on the north by railroad tracks.
“For the past several years, our police department has done a very good job investigating members of various gangs and convicting them in the state and federal courts,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “Many have been locked away for long periods of time.”
“At our urging, the Tennessee legislature in 2009 added criminal gang behavior to the state’s public nuisance law. Chief Anderson and I agree that we should take advantage of this relatively new tool whenever possible to further enhance the safety of neighborhoods,” Dean said.
Based on a lengthy investigation by the police department’s Gang Unit, the Metropolitan Legal Department this morning filed the lawsuit in Davidson County Criminal Court. It alleges KPG members are known to engage in vandalism, assaults, the illegal possession and discharge of guns, burglaries, witness intimidation, street robberies, conspiracy to commit murder, threatening police officers, gambling, arson and fraud. The investigation found that many of those acts take place on a regular basis in order to maintain power over the community, recruit new members, and threaten and intimidate citizens to keep silent about KPG activities.
“This court action will assist the Gang Unit and South Precinct Officers as they work with families in the Paragon Mills area to take back the neighborhood and two city parks,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “Our police department and this city will not sit idly by when gang activity threatens the peace of any community.”
Metro alleges that the KPG is entrenched in the Harding Place/Nolensville Pike corridor in South Nashville. Gang members known to meet in various locations, including the two parks, Paragon Mills Church of Christ parking lot, and the McDonald’s located at 5107 Nolensville Pike (areas that are included in the 1.43 square mile safety zone). KPG members have repeatedly vandalized areas of Paragon Mills Park and even cut down a pole camera installed by the police department in response to citizen complaints about criminal activity.
Providence Park has also been used by the KPG to plan and conduct criminal gang activities. Providence Park has also been vandalized with gang graffiti.
Metro is asking Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier, after a 9 a.m. hearing on June 29th, to declare that the KPG and the 24 individuals constitute a public nuisance; that the 24 persons be banned from entering Paragon Mills Park and Providence Park; and that the 24 not associate with each other with the exception of school events, organized religious events and father/son/daughter relationships. The prohibitions would not apply to a gathering in a private place that is not open to the public. The city is also asking Judge Dozier to enjoin the 24 individuals named in the lawsuit from engaging in violations of the law and criminal gang behavior.
A violation of an order issued by Judge Dozier could result in an individual covered by an injunction being held in contempt of court and sanctioned with jail time and or a fine.
While this is the first gang injunction sought by Nashville government, ongoing investigations could lead to similar type civil lawsuits in the future.
KPG criminal activities have been the subject of investigations by Gang Unit detectives and other MNPD components for a number of years.
a. On January 2nd (2007-003745), 3rd (005913), 21st (043509 & 044939), February 6th (078612), 11th (091556), December 21st (791131), 25th (797554), and 26th (800543) multiple home invasion robberies, with very similar facts, occurred in South Nashville. In the February 11, 2007 home invasion, a female is raped. MNPD later served 4 simultaneous search warrants at the homes of Chia Silevani and 3 other juvenile KPG members. Several months later, one of those juveniles is identified as a suspect in the rape after his DNA is matched. He is charged with Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Rape, and 5 counts of Robbery. On the night before his detention hearing, he hangs himself. No other arrests were made, but several other KPG members remain MNPD suspects.
b. On January 7th (2007-013697) two subjects are severely beaten in a hotel hallway on Harding Place in South Nashville. One of the victims dies as a result of his injuries. Witnesses to the event stated that as many as 10 Kurdish men yelling “KP” were involved in the beating. All of the suspects in this open homicide case are KPG members.
c. On January 11th (2007-024594) A member of the Sur 13 gang reports that he is assaulted in the bathroom at Antioch High School by five subjects. That person identified three juvenile KPG members, a Brown Pride gang member, and Feriya Yazdanparast (KPG) as the individuals that assaulted him. After school (2007-22832) the previous victim and two others report to MNPD that they are threatened by a juvenile KPG member and three Brown Pride members.
d. On January 21st (2007-043456) two persons report an assault by at least two subjects wearing black hoods. The reported suspects fired shots into a birthday party the victims were attending on Donna Kay Dr. Det. Anderson has learned from a confidential informant that a juvenile KPG member is one of the suspects responsible for these actions.
e. On January 23rd (2007-049096) a person reported that she was threatened with a gun by at least two Kurdish males at 270 Tampa Dr. The person reported that he recognized on of the persons threatening her was a known juvenile KPG member.
f. On January 27th (2007-058959) 3 juveniles and Chia Silevani, all KPG members, are observed by security on the property of the apartment complex located at 100 Tanglewood Court. The security guard had observed two of these men acting as a lookout while the other two were wandering between tenants cars in the parking lot. The security guard detained these men, finding screwdrivers, a handgun, and drugs in their possession. The men were arrested for weapons and drug possession. The weapon that was recovered was determined by Det. Anderson to be a weapon stolen in a home invasion robbery six days before on Paragon Road (2007-044939*).
g. On February 16th (2007-098945, 2007-098946, 2007-098947 & 2007-098948) MNPD personnel served simultaneous search warrants at the homes of 3 juvenile KPG members and Chia Silevani(KPG). The search warrants were executed as part of the ongoing investigation to the serial robberies and aggravated assaults that the KPG is suspected to be involved in.
h. On March 14th (2007-159397) 3 juveniles and Ayaz Mohamad (all KPG members) as well as an associate attempted an armed home invasion by kicking in a window at an apartment on Swiss Ridge Dr. On information provided by the victims, Police apprehended these individuals several minutes after the attempted robbery (near the safety zone). Officers found two handguns in the vehicle.
i. On March 20th (2007-172361) Metro Police conducted a controlled transaction of marijuana from a subject later identified as Delsosh Ahmed – aka White Boy Delo. The transaction was conducted with the assistance of a confidential informant. This individual would later be referenced in KPG graffiti in Paragon Mills Park.
j. On April 5th (2007-208289) KPG member Seyfan Ibrahim and three associates are arrested for simple possession of marijuana and cocaine. Defendant, Seyfan Ibrahim was later charged with criminal impersonation after he identified himself as his brother Mervan Ibrahim (KPG).
k. In April of 2007 (2007-210524) Aso Nejad (KPG) is arrested for simple assault after a disagreement at a bar at 2600 Franklin Road.
l. On April 11th (2007-220607) Metro Police, with the assistance of a confidential informant, conducted a controlled marijuana transaction from a subject later identified as Delsosh Ahmed – aka White Boy Delo.
m. On April 24th (2007-248093 & 2007-680201)a juvenile KPG member, Chia Silevani, and three others, Murat Shaban, Zarko Novakovic, Nijyar Nejmeddin, assaulted a student in a Glencliff High School hallway. The school-time assault arose out of comments the victim had allegedly made surrounding the recent suicide of a separate juvenile KPG member. When interviewed, the individuals involved all bragged about the incident.
n. On April 26th (2007-253087) Metro Police, with the assistance of a confidential informant, conducted a controlled marijuana and ecstasy pill transaction from a subject later identified as Delsosh Ahmed – aka White Boy Delo.
o. On May 2nd (2007-267305) Metro Police, with the assistance of a confidential informant, conducted a controlled marijuana and Lortab transaction from a subject later identified as Delsosh Ahmed – aka White Boy Delo.
p. On May 21st (32007-12388) Aso Nejad (KPG), and at least four other KPG members wearing black and yellow, attacked an individual as he was leaving a local graduation ceremony. The attack caused a severe head injury. Aso Nejad and a juvenile KPG member are picked out of a photo lineup and are later found guilty of the assault after a trial.
q. On May 30th (2007-333006) a juvenile KPG member is named as a suspect in a home burglary on Colemont Drive where numerous firearms were stolen.
r. On June 21st (32007-83058) a juvenile KPG member and an associate assault an individual during Summer School at a local high school.
s. In early July, (2007-413537) KPG member Mohammad Al Mosawi is arrested at 3912 Nolensville Pk. for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
t. On July 5th (413699) Nashwan Ahmed and a juvenile, both KPG members, were pulled over at Blue Hole Road and Bell Road in the early morning hours. A shotgun with the stock cut off in the back floor board of the car was in plain view. Further search of the vehicle produced a BB rifle also with the stock cut off along with bandanas, gloves, and hats. Mr. Ahmed was dressed in all black, and the juvenile was wearing black and gold clothing. Both were arrested on unlawful weapons possession..
u. In July of 2007, (2007-459397), a juvenile KPG member is arrested for a residential burglary at 1701 Hickory View Ct.
v. On September 24th (2007-592655) a juvenile KPG member and Brown Pride gang member are observed by Police in the parking lot of the gas station located Eulala Drive and Old Hickory Boulevard. Officers observed marijuana in plain view of the vehicle and further search of the vehicle produced a loaded .38 revolver.
w. On October 12th (2007-631526) Kurdish Pride members Mohammad Al Mosawi and another named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred), along with an associate, are pulled over after leaving Paragon Mills Park for a traffic violation. The occupants of the vehicle are all arrested for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a controlled substance.
a. On January 10th (2008-21816) Metro Police conducted a controlled purchase of a firearm from a juvenile KPG member with the assistance of a confidential informant.
b. On January 16th (2008-033737): Metro Police conducted a controlled purchase of marijuana from another juvenile KPG member with the assistance of a confidential informant.
c. On January 16th (2008-034738) the building and infrastructure at Paragon Mills Park is vandalized with Kurdish Pride Gang graffiti.
d. On January 22nd (2008-048400) an individual reported that four subjects were attempting to break into her home at 5113 Hilson Drive while she was home. She observed a vehicle in her driveway and reported the license plate as 298JBR. The vehicle was registered to Omar Hamawandi of 4807 Hall Court. Ultimately one subject was identified as KPG member Meeran Hamawandi. Hamawandi and an associate are arrested for the residential burglary, No other arrests are made in the case.
e. On February 4th (2008-079411) Metro Police conducted a second controlled purchase of marijuana from a same juvenile KPG member as on January 16, 2008, with the assistance of a confidential informant.
f. On February 21st (2008-116716) KPG member Chia Silevani and a Gangster Disciple member get into a fight at a Nashville school. The KPG and the Gangster Disciples are known to have a long running feud. Neither subject was arrested but both were kicked out of school in what the school’s principal described as a “gang related situation.”
g. On March 17th (2008-178172) Paragon Mills Park is heavily “tagged” in yellow and black paint by the KPG. Among the typical gang graffiti, KPG members also painted “F*** the Police” and “RIP Mark Anderson.” In gang parlance, this is a threat to Det. Anderson.
h. On April 8th (2008-234096) two people report that they were followed by a vehicle as they left Paragon Mills Park. The two individuals reported that they had been followed from Paragon Mills Park until the vehicles reached the intersection of Charlotte Avenue and 5th Avenue North. While at this red light, four persons exited the following vehicle and approached the victims with a baseball bat. The victims reportedly ran the red light and called 911. While talking to the emergency communications center, the victims made their way to the Criminal Justice Center and made contact with a patrol officer. The suspect vehicle was observed and stopped. When patrol stopped the suspect vehicle, it was only occupied by the driver, KPG member, Mervan Ibrahim. The victims positively identified Ibrahim as one of the suspects but refused to prosecute.
i. On July 3rd (2008-446143) KPG member Shakawan Saberi was stopped for a traffic violation. After a consensual search Metro Police found a white tissue containing a green plant substance believed to be marijuana.
j. On July 16th (2008-478789) a trial for KPG members Ako Nejad, Aso “Diako” Nejad, Delsosh Ahmed, Nechirvan Yahya, and other co-conspirators is held for a 2006 Park Police shooting. The Nejad brothers are convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Ako is also convicted of Attempted Murder of a Parks Police Officer. The convictions came on the testimony of Delsosh Ahmed, who begins receiving death threats within minutes of the verdict. In 2010, as a result of these threatening calls, KPG members Mohammad Nejad and Abbas Nejat are found guilty for Retaliation for Past Acts.
k. On July 18th (2008-484918) KPG member Mohammad Al Mosawi’s vehicle was searched while parked at the Kroger located on Nolensville Pike near Elysian Fields. Al Mosawi was cited for simple possession after the search produced a small amount of marijuana.
l. On or around July 29th (2008-516321) KPG members vandalized and defaced Providence Park – near Paragon Mills School and Paragon Mills Park. Specifically, KPG members used graffiti to mark up the property with “KP”, “KP 11 16”, “Kurdish Pride”, “KPG”, “KPG 4 life”, “Kurd Life”, “OG Delo He Free”, and “police killa.”
m. On or around July 29th KPG members vandalized and defaced public property at Paragon Mills Park (located at 465 Benita Dr., Nashville, TN 37211). Specifically, KPG members used spray paint to mark “KP”, “Kurdish Pride we back”, “KPG”, “Kurd-Life” and “KP OG Delo free” on the park building.
n. On or around August 4th (2008-543518), KPG members vandalized and defaced private property near the intersection of Paragon Mills Dr. and Nolensville Rd. Specifically, KPG members used black and yellow spray paint to deface a building and portable storage container with “KP”, “Kurdish Pride”, “Kurd-Life” and “Kurdish Pride Gangsta.”
o. In September (2008-631289) KPG member Mohammad Al Mosawi is arrested with an associate at I-440 Parkway and Nolensville Pk. for Felony Possession of Marijuana.
p. On September 15th (2008-631867) a juvenile KPG member was shot and robbed in the area of 1508 Hickory Hollow Terrace. The KPG member stated that he had been gambling and won a couple of thousand dollars playing dice. The suspect became upset and pulled a gun on the juvenile and demanded the money back. The juvenile initially refused, and the suspect shot him in the hip. Later, the juvenile identified the suspect as a member of the Bloods, a criminal gang. The juvenile did not prosecute.
q. In late September or early October, (2008-666706) KPG members Shivon Abdullatif, two named respondents (the named respondents were juveniles at the time this event occurred), and a suspected KPG member assaulted a high school student for playing his drums too loud outside of a local high school band room. All four were charged with Aggravated Assault.
r. On October 13th (2008-00309) KPG members Ismail Ismail and a named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred) were arrested for breaking into a house at 4824 Milner Drive and stealing a television and cash.
s. On November 9th (2008-770943) Metro Police receive a report that four people driving vehicles matching the description of known KPG members assaulted two people by pointing a handgun at them and stating “someone is going to die tonight.” The two victims fled, but the four men caught back up with them at another location and began kicking and beating the victim’s vehicle.
a. On January 18th (2009-046610) Officers attempted to stop KPG member Mervan Ibrahim for reckless driving by initiated emergency lights and sirens. But Ibrahim actively attempted to flee, violating numerous motor vehicle laws and risking the safety of numerous motorists as well as himself and the Police Officer.
b. On January 26th (2009-067184) Metro’s Gang Unit arrest KPG members Zyad Dosky, Armanj Esmail, Nashwan Muhammed, Jalal Nasir, Chia Silevani, and Durgham Al Mosawi for Criminal Trespass. Before the arrests, the Gang Unit observed the arrestees engaging in a gang meeting at 3792 Nolensville Pike.
c. On February 12th 2009- (112222) a juvenile KPG member threatens his teacher with a revolver while at school. He is later convicted of attempted 2nd degree murder in Criminal Court. During that trial, the KPG member made threats against the victim, and was later convicted of two counts of retaliation for past acts.
d. On February 13th (2009-115387) a woman reports that she was followed by KPG members Ashoor Silomon, Durgham Al Mosawi, Shakawan Saberi, and Mizgin Tayip while walking to her home on Aster Drive. While following the victim, the subjects made sexually suggestive hand signs and made the victim feel afraid. The victims did not want to prosecute.
e. On February 19th (2009-131513) two juvenile KPG members and an associate are arrested for a residential burglary on Park Court. Police arrested these KPG members while responding to the burglary in progress call.
f. On March 10th (2009-186156) an individual observed KPG member Talon Noman acting suspicious at the Caldwell Court Condominiums. In response to the individual’s confrontation of his suspicious behavior, Noman began making threats and racially derogatory remarks to the victim. Noman then got into a car with KPG members Aran Ibrahim and Durgham Al Mosawi and drove through the complex several more times while displaying a gun and threatening the victim. In response Metro police officers arrive and charge Noman with Aggravated Assault and all the three subjects with Criminal trespass. While searching the property, officers found approximately five grams of marijuana near where Noman was originally seen standing.
g. On March 10th (2009-187435) KPG members Durgham Al Mosawi and Ashoor Silomon are assaulted in Gold’s Gym parking lot at 5704 Nolensville Pike. Neither subject reported the assault to the police. Police initially responded to the scene from other complainants that saw the fight and then responded to Southern Hills Hospital. Both subjects refused to cooperate with police.
h. On March 11th (2009-190638) two people report that they were assaulted in the Lowes parking lot at 5520 Nolensville Pike (this parking lot connects to the lot at Gold’s Gym). The victims claim that KPG member Ashoor Silomon, Durgham Al Mosawi, and two other unknown subjects assaulted them after a verbal confrontation. Both victims refused to prosecute.
i. On April 15th (2009-209082) KPG member Armanj Esmail is questioned by Metro in an investigation of a rape of a juvenile. At the completion of the investigation, Esmail was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for transporting juveniles that he knew where runaways to a room he rented at a hotel for the purpose of engaging in drug and sexual activity.
j. On April 14th (22009-87505) a 2nd grade student reports to her teacher that she was taken to a KPG related gang fight at Cane Ridge Park and told to videotape the event by her cousin. This student also reported that she witnessed one person suffer an injury.
k. On April 26th (2009-324781) KPG member Jalal Nasir, reports to police that he and KPG members Chia Sielvani and Durgham Al Mosawi were in his car at the intersection of Haywood Lane and Nolensville Pike when two male Hispanics pulled up next to them. Mr. Nasir reported that one of the subjects pulled out a gun and began firing shots at his car. Sielvani sustains a gunshot wound in the left shoulder.
l. On May 14th (2009-380790) a KPG associate arrives at Southern Hills Hospital with a gunshot wound, who reports the admission to the police. The KPG associate tells the reporting officer that he and his brother were shot at by four male Hispanics in vehicle as they drove by on Richards Road. The suspects were wearing brown bandanas over their faces.
m. On May 20th (2009-397759) KPG members Meeran Hamawandi and Mizgin Tayip are reported as witnesses to an Armed Robbery of another KPG member.
n. On or around July 26th (2009-590270) KPG members vandalized public property at Paragon Mills Park. On this occasion, KPG members used a saw to cut down a light pole that contained a mounted security camera. Photos of severed pole are attached as Exhibit 3-4.
o. On July 27th (2009-591902) KPG member Mizgin Tayip sold 5 grams of marijuana and a handgun to a Confidential Informant. Mr. Tayip later plead to Simple Possession. During this investigation, Tayip sold two other firearms to the Confidential Informant, but was never charged with the firearm sells. During each transaction, Tayip was with unidentified Kurdish subjects, whom the CI claimed were KPG members.
p. On August 29th (2009-690774) an individual reports that his family’s home on Yelton Drive was broken into during a four hour period. Victim and his father, a retired Tennessee State Trooper, had a large collection of guns that were taken in the burglary. Victim reports that he went to high school with several KPG members, whom he felt was aware of the number of guns in the home. Earlier in the day, KPG member Omeed Esmail came by the victim’s home just to say “Hi”. Victim said that that was unusual, as he had not heard from Mr. Esmail in over a year. Later, while out fishing, the victim received a phone call from Omeed Esmail asking him where he was and what he was doing. Shortly after learning that the victim was out fishing, Omeed Esmail ended the call. When the victim returned home, he found that someone had broken into the house and stole 19 guns along with other items.
q. On September 10th (2009-727880) Metro received information from a confidential informant that a gang fight may occur at Paragon Mills Park. The informant also related that several Kurdish Pride members had hidden several guns in the park. Multiple KPG members are observed in park hanging out on the specified date of the fight. KPG members Zaydon Dosky and Ashoor Silomon are seen walking near the remote area containing the guns. Ultimately the guns are recovered, three of which were stolen in the August 29th burglary (690774), along with a new box of ammunition. From the box of ammunition, Metro is able to identify KPG members Omeed Esmail and Aran Ibrahim as two of the people who purchased the ammunition.
r. On September 12th (2009-734236) KPG members again vandalized and defaced public property at Paragon Mills Park. Specifically, KPG members used black spray paint to deface a building and other items in the park with “KP”, “Kurdish Pride”, “R.I.P. Mark,” “F*** Mark,” “KP run this park,” and “KP OG F*** Police.” Photos of this graffiti are attached as Exhibit 3-5.
a. On February 3rd (2010-146422) KPG member Shakhawan Saberi appeared on the property of Glencliff High School. A school Officer stopped Mr. Saberi when he was attempting to open a classroom door. Mr. Saberi appeared intoxicated and possessed a small bag of marijuana, Lortab pills, Oxycodone pills, and one Methadone Pill. Mr. Saberi had previously been a Glencliff student, but was expelled for a gang related incident.
b. On February 6th (2010-156963) a residential burglary at 234 Delvin Drive occurs. Collectible coins are among the property that is stolen. Two days later (160782) KPG member Durgham Al Mosawi and an associate are observed by Metro Police attempting to sell several collectible coins that were stolen from 234 Delvin Drive on February 6, 2010. After further searches, Metro police found items that were taken in three other residential burglaries. Mr.Al Mosawi and his associate are arrested in connection to this and several other burglaries.
c. On March 1st (2010-220947) KPG members again vandalized and defaced public property at Paragon Mills Park. The building at the park, several basketball goals, signs, and other public improvements were marked with graffiti stating “KPG”, “ride or die”, “police kill” and “Kurdish pride”
d. On or around March 9th (2010-242442 & 2010-242773) KPG members vandalized and defaced public property at Glencliff High School (located at 160 Antioch Poke, Nashville, TN 37211) and the Nashville Offices of the Fraternal Order of Police (located on Welshwood Drive). Specifically, KPG members vandalized the Glencliff building, a school bus, the Fraternal order of Police Building, and nearby signs with the following graffiti: “KP,” “Kurdish Pride,” “KPG,” “F*** the police,” “Kurd-Life,” “Kurd Pride Gang,” and “Kurdish Pride Gangsta Kurd Life.”
e. On March 9th (2010-241689) an apartment at 2131 Elm Hill Pike was burglarized. Among the items stolen from this apartment was a six-shot Smith and Wesson revolver. Nine days later (2010-263074) Metro Police stopped KPG member Zaydon Dosky for a traffic violation at Nolensville Pk. and Wallace Rd. Mr. Dosky had two passengers in the car with him. In the back seat, near where one of the passengers was seated, a stolen .357 revolver, 6 bullets, and a pair of black gloves are recovered. Mr. Dosky was cited for not possessing a driver’s license. His passenger claimed ownership of the gun, and is charged for Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Misdemeanor Theft of Property.
f. On April 15th (2010-341008): KPG members Mizgin Tayip and Aran Ibrahim sold 3.6 grams of powder cocaine to a Confidential Informant. On August 8, 2011, Tayip plead guilty to facilitation of the sale of cocaine in addition to the gang enhancement. As a condition of his plea agreement, he admitted membership in KPG to the court.
g. On April 26th (2010-369874) KPG member Aran Ibrahim and an associate are arrested for Criminal Trespass at 4828 Aster Drive. KPG meetings are known to occur in this church parking lot.
h. On April 27th (2010-373425) KPG members Aran Ibrahim and Armanj Esmail sold 127 grams (4.5 ounces) of counterfeit cocaine to a Confidential Informant. Subsequently, Esmail pleads to facilitation-felony counterfeit controlled substance and Ibrahim pleads to charges connected with another indictment in a related case (341008).
i. On May 10th (2010-413721) Metro Police responded to a reported fight at 910 Players Court, an apartment complex off of Edmondson Pk. Upon arrival, the officers discover that several KPG members had jumped the locked gate to the pool and were causing a disturbance. KPG members Omeed Esmail, Armanj Esmail, Ali Yasin, and a named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred) were arrested for their participation in the incident.
j. On June 17th (2010-525515) KPG member Mervan Ibrahim reported to Metro Police that KPG members Seyfan Ibrahim, Mohammad Al Mosawi and an associate accused him of robbery and threatened to kill him. A witness at the scene reported that all parties involved were threatening each other. Mervan Ibrahim refused to prosecute the case.
k. On July 24th (2010-622196) Metro Police observed KPG member Durgham Al Mosawi attempt to assault the owner of a night club. The officer witnessed these actions while conducting a business check at the night club, located at 3810 Nolensville Pike.
l. On July 31st (2010-641731) KPG members Meeran Hamawandi and Mohammad Al Mosawi are involved in an altercation at Paragon Mills Park with other KPG members. During the altercation three individuals pull guns and begin firing shots at an automobile. As a result, Mr. Hamawandi sustains a gunshot wound to his right leg. KPG members Ahmed Kestay, Chia Silveani, and Rena Kestay are ultimately identified and arrested for the shooting between the different KPG cliques.
m. On August 3rd (2010-647742) KPG member Mohammad Al Mosawi reports to the police that he is being followed and threatened by other KPG members belonging to the 38th Street clique. Mr. Al Mosawi reported that the 38th Street KPG members threatened to kill him if he went to court to testify in relation to the July 31st shooting at Paragon Mills Park. Mr. Al Mosawi also reported that he had not previously reported other instances where this KPG clique had threatened him.
n. On August 14th (2010-676973) Metro Police observed a late night KPG meeting at the church located at 4828 Aster Dr. At the time the officer’s observed the meeting, the church was closed. Police arrest KPG members Armanj Esmail, Becas Mahmut, Nijyar Yasin, and four other suspected KPG members for Criminal Trespass.
o. On October 12th (2010-835428) KPG member Zaydon Dosky is stopped for a traffic violation by Officer M. Ryan. Dosky is found is charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana.
p. On November 8th (2010-908502) Metro Police witnessed several individuals standing in the Paragon Mills Park. As the officer shined a light on the persons, they took off running behind a group of houses. Upon further investigation, the side of the building in Paragon Mills Park had been spray painted with “KP”, “Thug” and “Kurd 11-16.” Some of this graffiti specifically threatens individual Metro Police personnel.
q. On November 24th (2010-948281) KPG member Shakhawan Saberi was stopped by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for HOV and lane use violations. During the stop, the trooper discovered that Mr. Saberi was driving on a suspended license, and noticed a smell of alcohol on his breath. Mr. Saberi was arrested and was placed in the back of the police car. While in the back of the police car, Mr. Saberi broke out the driver side rear window. Mr. Saberi was charged with Vandalism, Simple Possession, Driving Under the Influence, and Driving on a Suspended License.
r. On December 11th (2010-989552) KPG members Ashoor Silomon, Shakhawan Saberi, and an associate are attacked in front of 3968 Keeley Dr. When Metro Police arrive, Mr. Silomon tells the reporting officer that he is dating a female Kurdish Muslim and he is a Christian Kurd. Mr. Silomon reported that he was attacked by the three suspects because they feel that the Muslims should not date Christians. The three suspects named by Mr. Silomon are also KPG members.
s. On December 11th (2010-990046) Paragon Mills Park is vandalized with graffiti. The graffiti was from a KPG rival, “Brown Mexican 13 and SUR 13”.
t. On December 20th (2010-1016145) Paragon Mills Park is vandalized with KPG graffiti by crossing out the Brown 13 and SUR 13 graffiti. Crossing out another gang’s graffiti is seen as a disrespectful act.
a. On January 7th (2011-0018199) an individual reports that he was assaulted in the Kroger’s parking lot on Nolensville Pike near Elysian Fields Road by KPG member Durgham Al Mosawi. The injury caused the victim to receive treatment at Southern Hills Hospital. Mr. Al Mosawi is arrested for Aggravated Assault..
b. On January 18th (2011-0047351) Mervan Ibrahim was discovered to possess marijuana weighing approximately 6.9 grams during a traffic stop.
c. On February 13th (2011-0115469) KPG member Shinvar Abdullatif and another individual are reportedly assaulted by an unknown male Asian at a sports bar near Edmondson Pike and Old Hickory Blvd. The fight escalated from an argument of unknown reasons.
d. On February 18th (2011-0130960) Three people are identified as suspects in an Aggravated Assault. The victim and the suspects had a confrontation at a night club located at 15115 Old Hickory Blvd. During the verbal confrontation the suspects made references to the KPG. A short time later the victim was attempting to leave with his friend when he was attacked in the parking lot by the three men and two other unknown Kurdish males. The victim sustained a bloody nose and numerous welts.
e. On February 20th (2011-0134670) an individual reports that he was assaulted by four to five KPG members at Paragon Mills Park. The persons conducting the assault also took a cell phone from the victim. No identification or arrests have been made in this incident to date.
f. On February 24th (2011-0142982) a residential burglary is reported at 4104 Partner Way. On the side of the residence, near the window that was smashed in the burglary, “KP” was spray painted. The window screen had been pulled off of the window before it was broken.
g. On March 4th (2011-0167274 & 2011-0167431): 6 KPG members jump an individual and stab him after a verbal altercation that occurred earlier in the afternoon on the bus home from a local high school. Shortly after exiting the bus, the KPG members appear in a vehicle and confront the victim about his “disrespect.” Subsequently, the victim was attacked and stabbed with a screwdriver in the arm and back. The known suspects are identified as KPG members Jegar Ramazan and two other named respondents (the named respondents were juveniles at the time this event occurred). Three days later, March 7th (0173230), a named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred) KPG member is assaulted at school by the victim of the March 4th attack. The perpetrator of this assault was arrested and charged accordingly.
h. On March 8th (2011-0178391) a residential burglary is reported on 4108 Partner Way. The outside of the residence is also vandalized with “KP” painted on near where entry into the house was made. No suspects or arrest at this time. This matter appears related to the February 24th burglary a few houses down (2011-0142982).
i. On April 8th (2011-0270369) two persons report that four middle-eastern subjects attempted to steal electronics out of the back of their van while they were conversing in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Nolensville Pike and Harding Place. An altercation began and the victims attempted to leave in their van. The suspects chased the victims and used a blunt instrument to break out the back window of the van. At least one of the suspects was described as wearing a large baggy yellow shirt and had a long thin beard that extended from the ears to the chin. A victim described the beard as looking like football straps coming down the sides of the face.
j. On April 20th (2011-0306193) KPG member Alar Khalifa is arrested for simple possession of a controlled substance, marijuana at Antioch Pike.
k. On May 7th (2011-0358624) a named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred) is arrested for Aggravated Assault at Paragon Mills Park. The victim reported to Metro Park Police that she was driving through the park and was stopped by the respondent, who was in the roadway and would not move. The victim reported that the respondent and several other Kurdish males then moved toward her and began yelling and displaying bats and sticks. Ultimately the respondent assaulted the victim with an umbrella.
l. On May 13th (2011-0377573) Metro Police stopped KPG member Omeed Esmail for Reckless Driving at the hotel at 95 Wallace Rd. After a consensual search of Mr. Esmail’s vehicle, a .22 cal revolver was located. Mr. Esmail was cited for Unlawful weapons Possession and trespassing. During the stop, Mr. Esmail admitted to the arresting officer that he was a KPG member.
m. On May 17th (2011-0386951) Paragon Mills Park is vandalized with KPG graffiti. The park slides, welcome sign, handicap sign, bleachers, restrooms, light posts and trees were all vandalized in this incident. The graffiti referenced the KPG, 8 Block, P-Mills, and 38th Street. Additionally, the graffiti included “F*** Mark,” “Thug Life,” “f*** da police,” and “stay out of our hood bit**a*s Mark.”
n. On May 18th (02011-390596) KPG member Zyad Dosky is stopped for a traffic violation after he left Paragon Mills Park. He is arrested for simple possession of marijuana.
o. On June 6th (2011-0448895) KPG member Mervan Ibrahim was stopped for a traffic violation at 4041 Nolensville Pike. Mr. Ibrahim’s admitted to possessing marijuana during the stop and was charged with simple possession of marijuana.
p. On June 16th (2011-0481957) Mervan Ibrahim was stopped for a traffic violation at I-65 and Wedgewood Ave. During the traffic stop the Officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle the Officer located five individually wrapped bags marijuana inside the steering wheel of the vehicle. Mr. Ibrahim admitted that the marijuana was his.
q. On June 30th (2011-0520791) several people report that five Kurdish males in a black Honda get into a verbal altercation with another person over a parking space at the McDonalds located on Nolensville Pike near Harding Place. At least two of the Kurdish males begin chasing the suspect armed with a handgun. Several shots are fired at the victim as the victim runs across Nolensville Pike into the Wal Mart parking lot. The suspects catch the victim near the Wal Mart and physically assault the victim before they fleeing on foot. No arrests have been made in connection with this incident.
r. On July 27th (2011-0592239) KPG member Meeran Hamawandi delivered one pound of marijuana to Metro Police in a controlled narcotics transaction.
s. On July 30th (2011-0600511) KPG member Mervan Ibrahim assaulted two Metro detectives by shining a laser pointer at them. Mr. Ibrahim has since pled guilty to the charges.
t. On August 31st (2011-0695321) three KPG members, two named respondents (the named respondents were juveniles at the time this event occurred) and an additional juvenile are named as suspects when a local high school football player reports he has been threatened by KPG members. The victim alleges that he was first threatened at the Tennessee State Fair and then about a week later he received a threat on his Facebook account.
u. On September 15th (2011-0732383) an individual reports that he received a call from an unknown person that agreed to purchase two I Pads that he had posted on craigslist. When he showed up to conduct the transaction at the K-Mart on Nolensville Pike near Harding Place, the victim was robbed by two Kurdish males dressed in black and yellow.
v. On September 19th 2011: Police respond to Club Cirok in response to an anonymous caller claiming that KPG members were going to the club and “shoot up the place” because the Bloods were having a meeting inside. No activity was observed while Metro Police maintained a presence at the club..
w. On September 26th (2011-0759997) Providence Park is vandalized with KPG graffiti.
x. On October 2nd (2011-0775061) KPG member Chia Silevani, and two suspected KPG members are arrested for possession of two handguns and possession of marijuana, Oxycodone and Tramadol. The handgun found under the floor mat on the driver’s side where Silevani was seated had been reported stolen. One of the two suspected KPG members was wearing a black hat with a yellow “P” on the front.
y. On October 5th (2011-0784124) a named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred) along with numerous other identified and unidentified Kurdish males are involved in a large fight at a local high school. The respondent is arrested for assaulting a teacher while the teacher is trying to break up the fight. One of the victims of the initial fight is J.S. Later that day (0784978) J.S. and his mother called 911 to report that several car loads of Kurdish males in yellow and red masks approached their apartment and began breaking out windows with bricks and rocks. Before the suspects left, someone fired approximately eight rounds into the residence. Mr. S. also reported to Metro Police that he was assaulted the previous week by KPG members. Moreover, Mr. S. reported that he had been challenged to a fight by several KPG members earlier in the day.
z. On October 6th (2011-0787837) Police are dispatched to Paragon Mills Park in relation to a subject with a gun in the park. The complainant stated that there were approximately ten Kurdish males in the park and they were dressed in yellow and blue. The complainant also stated that he thought that they were gang members.
aa. On October 9th (2011-0795290) KPG member Mizgin Tayip reports to Metro Police that he is the victim of an Aggravated Assault. Mr. Tayip claims that four male Hispanics believed to be either MS 13 or Sur 13 (gang related) shot at him while he was driving in the area of Nolensville Pk. and Tusculum Rd.
bb. On October 12th (2011-0804708) KPG members Mizgin Tayip, Durgham Al Mosawi, and Hayder Al Mosawi are stopped after an aggravated assault on Welshwood Drive. The three men matched the description of suspects that reportedly assaulted a Hispanic individual for no apparent reason.
cc. On October 28th (2011-0847542) Metro Police respond to a residential burglary in progress at 2708 Glenmont Drive. Based on the eyewitness descriptions and physical evidence found at the scene, four subjects are identified and charged in the burglary. A named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred) and three gang-affiliated associates are arrested for the incident.
dd. On October 31st (2011-0852894) Security at Club Bucanas located at 3810 Nolensville Pike, called the police to report shots fired. The complainant also reported that he observed a juvenile KPG member, and three unidentified subjects in the area. The Juvenile, who has admitted that he is a KPG member, was found in possession of the handgun that had discharged the reported shots, and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, curfew violation, and disorderly conduct.
ee. On November 18th (2011-0901201) Metro Police receive a report that an individual was attacked by as many as ten Kurdish males wearing yellow masks over their faces at the bus stop located at Largo Drive and Leo Lane. The victim related that he was targeted because of the October 5th gang fight (2011-0784124) at Overton High School, where he identified some of the initial suspects that were later expelled from the school.
ff. On December 10th (2011-0958731) KPG member Redeer Ramazan is a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation at Largo Drive and Wallace Road (near the safety zone). A consensual search of Ramazan produced 48 Hydrocodone pills. Mr. Ramazan is arrested for possession without a prescription.
gg. On December 11th (2011-0962639) an individual reported to that he was playing a pickup game of soccer at Montgomery Bell Academy when an argument started with a group of men. These men then assaulted the victim, with at least one suspect kicking him in the face reportedly with soccer shoes. The victim sustained numerous fractures to his face. The Metro Police investigation produced KPG member Feriya Yazdanparast and a relative as suspects in the case. Both suspects were charged with aggravated assault.
hh. On December 26th (2011-1002334) a named respondent (the named respondent was a juvenile at the time this event occurred) and a KPG associate are arrested for a residential burglary on Cherrywood Drive. A witness of the burglary called Metro Police to report the burglary in progress, and the suspects were apprehended at the house.
a. From October of 2011, until his arrest in January of 2012 (2011-0800356, 2011-0800382, 2011-0809976, 2011-0811328, 2011-0812670, 2011-0820191 & 2012-0083415), KPG member Radeer Ramazan manufactured approximately $590.00 in counterfeit $20.00 bills. Approximately $320.00 of these counterfeit bills were distributed around Nashville locations. Mr. Ramazan later pleas to Criminal Simulation.
b. On February 21st (2012-0159002) Metro Police responded to a call at the apartments located at 221 Plus park Boulevard.. KPG member Amet Ramazan is later identified and charged with aggravated assault for threatening an individual at the complex with a handgun.
c. On March 13th (2012-0223589) Metro Police respond to reports that four men at the Wal-Mart on the corner of Harding Place and Nolensville Pike have threatened shoppers with a gun. The victims reported they were confronted by a group of men who told the victims “you on the wrong side of town.” The suspects follow the victims to their car and threaten them with a handgun. Metro Police, using surveillance video, later identified KPG members Bejar Mustafa and Bangeen Bazirki as two of the suspects.
d. On March 28th (2012-0267992) KPG members Durgham and Hayder Al Mosawi report to Metro Police that they were in their car at 3905 Nolensville Pike when another KPG member, Bejar Mustafa, approached their car and pointed a handgun at them. KPG member Bejar Mustafa was charged in Juvenile Court with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon.
e. On April 1st (2012-0279793) KPG members Radeer Ramazan and Jalal Nasir are observed by Metro Police in a parked car at Safari Hookah, located 3734 Nolensville Pike (near the Safety Zone), with marijuana and loose pills in their laps. Both subjects were arrested for simple possession. While processing Mr. Ramazan and Mr. Nasir, Police were confronted with a large number of other KPG members and associates (2012-0279859), as well as an individual driving recklessly through the parking lot toward them. When a Metro Detective moves to detain Amet Ramazon after Mr. Ramazon attempted to avoid an inquiry for his driver’s license, Mr. Ramazan tells the detective to “get the f*** off me” and pushed the detective away. Amet Ramazan was arrested for resisting a stop.
f. On May 23rd (2012-0434521) KPG member Renas Kestay was stopped by a Wal-Mart employee as part of a group that was suspected of shoplifting. After a stolen item was recovered from a juvenile in the group, everyone in the group was told by the Wal-Mart manager that they were banned from entering the Wal-Mart in the future.