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News Release

Monday, February 2, 2009

Media Relations

Driver Arrested in Hit-and-Run Incident that Kills Infant

Citizen Assisted Police in Directing Them to Suspect

WHAT:   
News conference to announce the arrest of a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed an 11-month-old infant and seriously injured a five-year-old girl.

WHEN:   
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 1 p.m.

WHERE:   
Parker Center (in front of building)
150 N. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012

WHO:       
District 1 City of Los Angeles Councilman Ed Reyes (unconfirmed)
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief William J. Bratton
LAPD Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz
LAPD Central Traffic Division Captain Ronald Marbrey
LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives
Rigoberto Lizarraga (citizen who helped direct police to suspect after he left the scene)    

WHY:   
To inform the community of details pertaining to the incident, discuss the suspect’s arrest and acknowledge the assistance of a citizen who helped direct police to the suspect after he left the scene of the incident.  

CONTACT:    For more information, contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

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