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News Release

Monday, January 12, 2009

Media Relations

Los Angeles City Attorney Announces Multi-Million Dollar Judgment as Part of Gang Injunction against Downtown Street Gang

What:      
Press Conference

When:        
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
11 a.m.  

Where:     
Pershing Square
532 S. Olive Street (southeast corner of 6th and Hill Streets)
Los Angeles, California 90013              

Who:            
The Honorable Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo     
Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Operations-Central Bureau
Commander Patrick Gannon, Assistant Commanding Officer, Detective Bureau
Captain Jody Wakefield, Commanding Officer, Central Division
Special Agent in Charge Briane Gray, Drug Enforcement Administration
Estela Lopez, Central City East Association
Representatives from the Downtown Center and Fashion Business Improvement Districts
        
Why:        
The Los Angeles City Attorney will announce a multi-million dollar civil judgment against the Fifth and Hill Gang.  This is a part of the new permanent injunction that restricts the criminal activity of the gangs and their non-gang member narcotics associates, and identifies 11 named defendants.

The Fifth and Hill Gang is known to have a monopoly on heroin sales in downtown Los Angeles.  Many of the crimes committed within the Safety Zone, which include gang graffiti and assaults, are related to narcotics sales conducted by this gang.

Contact:    
For more information, please contact Frank Mateljan, Press Deputy, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office at 213-978-8340, or LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.