LAPD SubHeaders 04
central bureau breadcrumb arrow northeast community police station breadcrumb arrow northeast news
 
STATION INFO
 
STAY INFORMED
 
HELP FIGHT CRIME
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Tuesday, December 28, 1999
Media Relations
   
   
Y2K/Gunfire Reduction Campaign Press Conference

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, December 28, 1999


WHAT:
Y2K/Gunfire Reduction Campaign Press Conference

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 29, 1999
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Police Department Academy
Athletic Field
1880 North Academy Drive
Los Angeles, CA

WHY:
Each year, as part of the New Year celebration, many individuals participate in a ritual of shooting their guns in the air, not realizing the potential dangers of this practice. In an effort to make the public aware of these dangers, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District have embarked upon a poster campaign to educate the public.

California Penal Code Section 246.3 prohibits negligent discharging of firearms, and anyone who violates 246.3 PC, will have their firearms confiscated, and will be arrested for a felony. In the event that errant gunfire kills someone, shooters can and will be arrested and prosecuted for every homicide.

The media is invited to join Chief Bernard C. Parks, members of the Los Angeles City Council, and representatives from Mayor Riordan's Office, LAUSD and other agencies, in getting the word out that those bringing in the New Year with gunfire will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Also in attendance will be student semi-finalists in the LAUSD Gunfire Reduction essay and poster contest. Join these students and their families in receiving certificates of appreciation. Prizes will be awarded to four (4) as yet unannounced lucky essay and poster winners!

Although Public Service Announcements (including the animated "ANIMACTION" and the family of 9 year-old shooting victim Brian Perez videos) have been distributed to the media, press packets and additional video and audio cassettes will be given to the media at the Press Conference. Refreshments will also be served.

For additional information, please contact Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



For Release 9:10 am PST
December 28, 1999



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation