BROOKLYN - Gang violence has made the headlines in the Bronx and city and it is now taking center stage at a City Council hearing Friday.

City Council members on the Public Safety Committee are calling on police officials to explain what they are doing to stop gangs from taking over the streets. Council members also want to know what police are doing to stop gangs from recruiting new members.

Gang violence caught the attention of the Council members after they reviewed national statistics as well as recent incidents in Brooklyn. After the hearing, Council members will review police strategies to see if they are working.