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News Release

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Media Relations

Major Multi-Agency Effort Results in Substantial Gang Arrests NA09184rf

WHAT:    
News Conference to announce the arrest of gang suspects resulting from a long-term gang/murder investigation involving several law enforcement agencies.

WHEN:    
Thursday, July 9, 2009
3 p.m.    

WHERE:        
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Metropolitan Dispatch Center
100 N. Los Angeles Street, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90012

WHO:          
LAPD Chief William J. Bratton
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Associate Special Agent in Charge Briane M. Grey
DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Woodland
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Steve Dickman
Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
LAPD Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz
LAPD Gang and Narcotics Division Captain Kevin McCarthy
LAPD Northeast Area Captain Bill Murphy
Glendale Police Department Representative
        
WHY:              
To announce the success of a major, seven-month collaborative effort involving several law enforcement agencies, including the Glendale Police Department, LAPD and Southern California Drug Task Force.

Results of the operation, which was partially funded by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, yielded 19 arrests of members from a well known gang on a variety of charges, including murders, assaults, narcotics trafficking and other weapon-related offenses.

CONTACT:   
Information about the news conference logistics or arrangements is available from the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.