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News Release

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Media Relations

10 Year Anniversary of the North Hollywood Shootout

What:
Event to commemorate the 10th Year Anniversary of the North Hollywood Shootout

When:
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
4:00 p.m.

Where:
6600 Laurel Canyon Boulevard (parking lot across from the Bank of America)
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Who:
Richard Alarcón, California State Assemblymember
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Councilmember Wendy Greuel, 2nd Council District
Councilmember Jack Weiss, 5th Council District
Councilmember Tom LaBonge, 4th Council District
Councilmember Tony Cardenes, 6th Council District
Police Commissioner John Mack
Police Commissioner Alan Skobin
Police Chief William J. Bratton
Captain William Sweet, North Hollywood Community Police Station

Why:
On February 28, 1997, an intense confrontation between two heavily-armed bank robbers and the Los Angeles Police Department was seen on television worldwide. The incident ,that lasted 44 minutes, resulted in the wounding of twelve police officers, two civilians and the demise of the two suspects.

The suspect car and one of the police cars involved in the shootout will be on display at the event.

For more information please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.