Attempt to Identify Battery/Criminal Threat Hate Crime Suspects NR24065rc

February 19, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is asking for the public’s assistance to identify four suspects responsible for attacking three victims.

On September 29, 2023, around 2:26 p.m., three Turkish Consulate members walked through the USC campus at Downey Way and Watt Way after a planned event.  The suspects, who were part of a group of protestors, approached the victims, yelled derogatory statements and physically attacked them.  The suspects pushed, punched, kicked, and threw water at the victims.  The suspects then fled the area and the victims fled to safety.

Anyone with information is urged to call Major Crimes Detectives Torres or Allen at (213) 486-6270. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1(877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.