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Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Los Angeles: Operation Save Our Streets was a great success in identifying homicide investigations and targeting violent suspects in the South Los Angeles.

Blog Photos 014 The Operation Save Our Streets Joint Task Force started on July 1, 2010, and concluding on September 30, 2010. During that time, the homicide rate for South Los Angeles decreased by 17 percent and the homicide clearance rate rose by 26 percent. No doubt the arrests made by the agents and detectives saved lives from being lost by these repeat violent offenders.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department, Criminal Gang Homicide Division (CGHD) targeted violent suspects during a three-month long operation.  The task force focused on unsolved homicides as well as more recent investigations examining well over 100 cases. The investigators identified and interviewed over 250 witnesses and 24 suspects. Surveillances were conducted and information was shared between the two agencies. Twenty eight search warrants were served and over 25 felony arrests were made.
For more information, contact Detective III Sal LaBarbera, Criminal Gang and Homicide Division at 213-485-4341 or Laura Eimiller, FBI Press Relations at 310-996-3343.

Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call Detective III Sal LaBarbera, Criminal Gang Homicide Division at 213-485-4341. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877 LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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