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News Release

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Media Relations

Police to Conduct Zero-Tolerance Task Force in Devonshire Area

"Police to Conduct Zero-Tolerance Task Force in Devonshire Area"


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from Devonshire Area, Valley Traffic Area and Valley Headquarters Bureau will focus on violent crime and community quality of life issues in an effort to reduce crime in the San Fernando Valley. This task force will emphasize the apprehension of Grand Theft Auto suspects and the recovery of stolen vehicles.

The target zone is the area that bordered by Devonshire Avenue on the north, Roscoe Boulevard on the south, Mason Avenue on the east and Canoga Avenue on the west. This area is located in the western part of Devonshire Area..

Operations will commence at 8:00 a.m. and continue to 4:00 a.m. the next morning. There will be zero tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area. Recent past task forces in other parts of the Valley have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations and vehicle impounds, and dozens of arrests. Other similar task forces to combat violent crime and improve the quality of life will be conducted in other parts of the Valley throughout the year.

For further information, contact Commander Michael Moore, Commanding Officer of Operations Valley Bureau at 818-756-8303, Commander Valentino Paniccia, Commanding Officer of Devonshire Area or Captain Joseph Curreri, Patrol Commanding Officer of Devonshire Area at 818-756-8281, or Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer of Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8722.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.