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News Release

Monday, August 6, 2001

Media Relations

Central Area Stop the Violence Block Party


Stop the Violence Block Party

Friday, August 10, 2001, from 10:00 A.M., to 2:00 P.M.

On San Julian between 5th and 6th Streets

Los Angeles: On Friday, August 10, 2001 between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., Central Community Police Station will host a "Stop the Violence Community Block Party" on San Julian between 5th and 6th Streets in the downtown Los Angeles area. Los Angeles Police Chief, Bernard C. Parks, and Central Community Police Station Captain, Stuart A. Maislin, and Operation Support Division Captain James Rubert will attend the event and will be available to speak with community members regarding issues of concern in the area. Through these community block parties, the hard working, law-abiding residents in the community can meet their local police officers and realize a sense of empowerment in our mutual efforts to help combat and reduce the fear and incidence of crime.

The event will feature live entertainers, police support groups, local area mission representatives, outreach groups, Central City East Association and Fashion District Security representatives, LAPD Explorers and Reserve Officers, D.A.R.E. Officers and LAPD Recruitment Officers. There will be plenty of food and drinks available.

Volunteers and community members interested in getting further information are urged to contact Office or Senior Lead Officer Katharina Synovec, Central Area Community Relations, 213-485-6586.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.