LASD Deputy Murders Caught

December 12, 2008

News Conference

Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:30 p.m.

Parker Center
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chief William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Chief of Staff
Council President Eric Garcetti (tentative)
Councilmember Ed Reyes (tentative)
Deputy Chief Charlie Beck, Detective Bureau
Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Operations-Central Bureau
Captain Denis Cremins, Commanding Officer Robbery Homicide Division
Robbery-Homicide Detectives
Escalante Family (tentative)
A press conference will be held to announce the arrest of the suspects who are believed to be responsible for murdering Deputy Juan Abel Escalante.

On Saturday, August 2, 2008, at about 5:40 a.m., Deputy Escalante left his home in Cypress Park near the 3400 block of Thorpe Street to go to work.  As he stood by his car, the suspect shot him to death.

LAPD Robbery-Homicide detectives along with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau have been investigating the case.

Deputy Escalante was assigned to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Mens’ Central jail.  He was very close to his three young children and served in the United States Army Reserve.

For further information contact Media Relations personnel at 213-485-3586.