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News Release

Friday, December 23, 2011

Media Relations

New Year’s Eve Gunfire Suppression NA11285rh

What:
News Conference
 
When:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
10 a.m.         
                              
Where:
Century Sheriff Station
Kenneth Hahn Auditorium    
11703 Alameda Street
Lynwood, Ca 90262

Who:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles County District Attorney, Steve Cooley
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca
Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur
                          
Why:
As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Los Angeles Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Mayor’s Office and District Attorney’s Office 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 the city and county.  

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 and in the County 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.
    
Contact:
For additional information contact LAPD Media Relations Section, at 213-486-5910 or LASD Public Information Office, Nicole Nishida, at 323-810-1973.