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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Media Relations

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to Hold Press Conference on Gun Violence Prevention NA13081rl

WHAT:
Attorney General Kamala Harris will announce state’s efforts to reduce gun violence

WHEN:
Friday, May 17 at 12:15 p.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters
Media Relations Studio (257B)
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey
Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley
Former Assemblyman Mike Feuer

WHY:
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, joined by District Attorneys from across the state, will discuss smart and practical efforts to reduce gun violence in the state through enforcement, use of existing laws and prevention efforts. Attorney General Harris also will discuss her office’s Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS) program, which takes guns out of the hands of those prohibited from owning them. The Governor recently signed legislation to give $24 million to the APPS program.

NOTE:
Event is open to credentialed media. RSVP to Nicholas.Pacilio@doj.ca.gov

There will be examples of firearms seized during recent APPS sweeps on display.