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News Release

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Media Relations

Crime Task Force Targeting the Wilshire Area

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, March 19, 2004, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from Wilshire Area and West Traffic Division will focus on violent crime and community quality of life issues, in an effort to reduce crime in the Mid-Wilshire Area. This Task Force will emphasize the apprehension of Grand Theft Auto, Burglary From Motor Vehicle, Robbery, Burglary, Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, Prostitution and Narcotic suspects.

Operations will commence at 12:00 p.m. and continue to 4:00 a.m. the next morning. There will be a strict enforcement of traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area. Recent task forces have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations, vehicle impounds and dozens of arrests, which have reduced crime in that area. Additional task forces to combat violent crime and improve the quality of life will continue throughout the year.

For additional information contact, Captain Pat Findley, Commanding Officer, Wilshire Patrol Division, at 213-485-4020.

This news advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.