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News Release

Monday, December 29, 2008

Media Relations

Gunfire Suppression News Conference

What: Gunfire Reduction Campaign

When: Monday, December 29, 2008
10:00 a.m.

Where: Century Sheriff Station
11703 Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

Who: Police Commissioner Anthony Pacheco
Councilman Eric Garcetti, District 13
Chief William Bratton
Sheriff Lee Baca
City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo

Why: As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff
Department have joined forces to launch its Citywide Gunfire Reduction Campaign.
This campaign is designed to help reduce incidents of indiscriminate gunfire that have
become a deadly New Year’s tradition in our city.

The Gunfire Reduction Campaign aims to advise the community that ringing in the
New Year with gunfire will not be tolerated in the City of Los Angeles. Discharging
a firearm into the air is a felony punishable by one year in state prison. Anyone
arrested for discharging a firearm will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.