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News Release

Friday, January 2, 2009

Media Relations

Media Availability with Los Angeles Mayor and Chief Bratton

Press Conference Features 2008 End of Year Report

Press conference for media availability featuring the end-of-year report, which is an overview of 2008 crime data and crime-fighting progress from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and regional crime-fighting partners.  

Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 10 a.m.  

LA Mart, California Room
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90007              

The Honorable Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
LAPD Chief William J. Bratton
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo                         
District 13 Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Council President
District 5 Los Angeles City Councilmember Jack Weiss, Public Safety Committee Chair  
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley
LAPD Commissioner Anthony Pacheco
Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles
United States Attorney Thomas O-Brien
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent In Charge John A. Torres,
Los Angeles Field Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent In Charge Robert Schoch
LAPD First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell
LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger
LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck
To keep the public and the media informed about crime statistics and crime-fighting progress in the City of Los Angeles.  Comparisons will be made primarily between 2008 and 2007, and between 2008 and 2002.  Some comparisons will be made between 2008 and all previous years on record.  Crime data will focus on gang activity and offenses known as Part 1 crimes, which include the most common crimes affecting the public (homicide, robbery, rape, theft, assault with a deadly weapon and more). Members of the media will also have access to the Mayor, the Chief of Police and many of the most influential people in local and federal law enforcement.

For further information, contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.