LAPD Joins Community March for Peace and Justice

December 21, 2001

Community Walk for Peace and Justice

Saint Andrews Park
8701 St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles

Saturday, December 22, 2001
10:00 a.m.

Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Los Angeles: On Saturday, December 22, 2001, at approximately 10:00 a.m., representatives from the Los Angeles Police Department will join with Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and members of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks in a “Community Walk for Peace and Justice.”

The Walk begins with a tree planting and dedication for Marquese Prude at St. Andrews Park. Officials are commemorating the untimely death of 13-year-old Marquese Prude who was shot and killed in the latter part of November 2001 while visiting the Recreation Center at St. Andrews Park. The march will begin at St. Andrews Park, located at Manchester Boulevard and St. Andrews Place, and end one mile later at the Jesse Owens Park.

The Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District will also commemorate the opening of a drop-in center at St. Andrews Park.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.