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News Release

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Media Relations

Statement Regarding Investigation into Former USC Dr. George Tyndall NR18152ti

Los Angeles: In mid- May, news broke of allegations from patients and staff at the University of Southern California describing conduct and examinations which appeared to go beyond the norms of the medical profession. The doctor at the center of the accusations was Dr. George Tyndall, a former USC gynecologist.

Currently, the LAPD has the names of 52 people who have alleged inappropriate conduct by Dr. Tyndall between 1990 and 2016; 39 names were provided to LAPD by USC and 13 people have contacted LAPD directly. The LAPD investigation is independent of the USC administrative investigation and will remain autonomous. Investigators will be working to speak with the people they have identified to gather information regarding their experiences with Dr. Tyndall.

The LAPD wants to personally outreach to those who may have been impacted and believe they have been the victim of criminal conduct by Dr. Tyndall. Please know the LAPD stands ready to listen, respond, investigate, and ultimately present the investigation for prosecution when the facts lead us there. The LAPD will hold your information in confidence and in absolute compliance with California law as it pertains to issues of privacy when reporting acts of sexual assault and misconduct.

Anyone with additional information in this matter is urged to call Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section at (213) 486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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