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News Release
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Media Relations
   
   
GPS Tracking Device Helps Homicide Detectives

What:
News Conference

When:
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
10:00 a.m.

Where:
Emergency Operations Center
City Hall East, P-4
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Chief William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
Parole Agent Kevin Hourigan, Department of Corrections

Why:
The purpose of this conference is to announce the deployment of Global Positioning System ankle bracelets that were placed on high-risk sex offenders by The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

As of November 2007, CDCR and LAPD’s Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division added a GPS caseload of twenty gang members to the program.

On December 10, 2007, at 11:20 a.m., the GPS bracelet successfully aided RACR Division and Wilshire Homicide Division in tracking and apprehending two gang members and their associates involved in a homicide earlier that day.

     
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