Lankershim Boulevard Prostitution Reduction Operations Plan NA12050rh

March 14, 2012

Foothill Division News Conference

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12 p.m.

Lankershim Boulevard and Neenach Street
Sun Valley, California  91352

LAPD Captain Joseph Hiltner, Foothill Area Commanding Officer
Ayelet Feiman, Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney-Neighborhood Prosecutor Program
Donna Sarullo, The Mary Magdalene Project        
Cindy Sower, Business Owner
Prostitution along the 7600-9000 blocks of Lankershim Boulevard in Foothill Area has created a blight that has negatively impacted the citizens and business owners alike.  The news conference will detail how the “Lankershim Boulevard Prostitution Reduction Operations Plan” will act as the blueprint in the eradication of the prostitution problem along the Lankershim Boulevard corridor.  On March 7th 2012, Foothill Area conducted a 20-hour prostitution task force that included several departmental resources which yielded 34 prostitution related arrests.  That was just one of the many components included within the operations plan created to deal with the prostitution problem.  Direct enforcement will continue until prostitution is eliminated on Lankershim Boulevard.     

For further information please contact, LAPD Sergeant Jesse Ojeda at 818-834-3170.