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Thursday, June 21, 2007

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LAPD Announce Capture in 14-year-old Manslaughter Case

What:
News conference to announce the arrest of a 1993 felony hit-and-run suspect that killed a Los Angeles Times photographer.

When:
Monday, June 25, 2007 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Front of Central Police Station
251 E. Sixth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Operations-Central Bureau
John Burrows, father of deceased, Douglas Burrows
Detective Josephine Mapson, Central Traffic Division
Tony Burke, US Marshals Office
Additional representatives of the LAPD

Additional:
Douglas Burrows was killed in his car at 9th and Stanford Street in downtown Los Angeles on May 1, 1993. The driver of the 18-wheeler escaped to Mexico.

Investigators from the Central Traffic Division never gave up on finding the driver. In the last two years, Detectives worked with members of the US Marshals, Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force to find and capture the driver.

On June 20, the driver was detained at the US-Mexico border on the felony warrant. Detectives and the Marshals task force brought the man back to Los Angeles for prosecution.

A photograph of Douglas Burrows will be on display.
Mr. John Burrow is expected to make remarks.


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