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News Release

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Media Relations

Additional Suspect Sought in Murder of L.A.County Deputy Sheriff Juan Abel Escalante

What:    News Conference

When:   Wednesday April 22, 20091:00 p.m.  

Where:  LAPD Parker Center- Breezeway
150 N. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012      

Who:   Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton
Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Council President Eric Garcetti
Councilmember Ed Reyes
LAPD Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Operations Central Bureau
LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck, Detective Bureau
LAPD Commander Patrick Gannon, Detective Bureau
Associate Special Agent in Charge of HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) - Briane Grey  
Assistant Special Agent in Charge of HIDTA- Steven Woodland
LAPD Robbery- Homicide Detectives
Why:   To discuss the murder of Los Angeles County Sheriff Juan Abel Escalante who was murdered in Northeast Area on August 2, 2008.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges on two additional suspects in the case.  One of the suspects was a minor at the time of the crime and is currently in custody.  A murder warrant was issued for the second suspect who remains at large.  
For further information, please contact the LAPD Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.