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News Release

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Media Relations

Arrest in Laker's Final Melee; Detectives Used Social Networking Sites to Identify Suspect

WHAT:
News conference to announce an arrest related to events in downtown Los Angeles, June 14, 2009.

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
9:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Shell Gas Station
504 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90015

WHO:
Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau
City Councilmember Jan Perry, 9th District
Captain Blake Chow, Commanding Officer, Central Area
Lieutenant Paul Vernon, Central Detectives
                                
WHY:
The looting of the gas station was well documented on video and still photography.  Detectives have now identified and arrested a man who was photographed loading soft drinks into a car on the night of June 14, following the Laker’s final game.  

DVDs of the security footage will be handed out and posters will be on display.

For more information, please contact Media Relations at 213-485-3586.