LAPD and Community Leaders Strike Back

November 20, 2002

LAPD Assistant Chief of Police Jim McDonnell, Deputy Chief Willie Pannell and Community Leaders
A Press Conference for the Department and Community’s Commitment to Addressing the Wave of Violence.
Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at 4:00 p.m.
LAPD 77th Street Area Community Police Station, 7600 South Broadway, Los Angeles
Los Angeles: The Department is involved in a collaborative effort to stop the violence that has erupted throughout the South Central Los Angeles area. Consistent with our desire to reinforce the Department’s commitment to working with the community, the LAPD, along with key members of the community, will address the issue regarding the recent eruption of crime in the south central Los Angeles Area that left several residents dead, the majority of whom were victims of gang and/or gun violence.
In one day, seven people were killed in the City of Los Angeles. With homicide statistics increasing and community fear at a heightened level, the time for action is now.
Anyone with information that may assist in the recent homicides are urged to contact the 77th Area Homicide Unit at 213 485-1659. On weekends or after hours, contact the toll free 24-hour number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.