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News Release

Monday, June 4, 2001

Media Relations

Wounded Officer and Other Valley Officers Salute Local Businesses

"Wounded Officer and Other Valley Officers Salute Local Businesses"


Salute to local businesses impacted by the officer involved shooting on May 23, 2001

Tuesday, June 5, 2001, 12:00 PM

Lulu’s Café, 16900 Roscoe Boulevard, Van Nuys

Deputy Chief Ronald Bergman, Police Officers from West Valley Area involved in the incident and representatives from local businesses (Home Depot, 7-11, Lulu’s Café and Balboa Texaco Star Market)

On May 23, 2001, an officer involved shooting occurred near Balboa and Roscoe Boulevards in the West Valley area. An incident of this magnitude required the Los Angeles Police Department to establish a Command Post and a large perimeter in the immediate area. As a result of our tactical operation, some local businesses within the perimeter suffered a disruption in their service.

Despite the disruption to their operations, these businesses played a major role in assisting and supporting the Los Angeles Police Department in effecting its operational duty and responsibility in the community.

On Tuesday, June 5, 2001, officers involved in the incident, including Officer Jeffrey Nuttall who was wounded in the exchange of gunfire with the suspect, will be on hand to express their heartfelt thanks to the local businesses for their outstanding commitment to public safety and unwavering support of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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