WHAT: News conference to discuss and display results of the city’s Gun Buyback Program. Visuals will include displays of actual firearms turned in at the collection sites.
WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2015 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Police Administration Building 100 W. First Street, Compstat Room Los Angeles, CA 90012 Compstat Room
WHO: Mayor Eric Garcetii LAPD Chief Charlie Beck LAPD Gun Unit Detectives
WHY: To display firearms surrendered at the day-long buyback event that took place throughout the City on December 13. City leaders and LAPD gun experts will be available to answer questions about the event and guns collected.
The Gun Buyback Program is part of Mayor Garcetti’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office. The goal is to reward voluntary surrender of firearms while engaging the community to help reduce gun violence. Two neutral collection locations were established in Mid-City Los Angeles and Van Nuys, where individuals were able to surrender their firearms-no questions asked.
CONTACT: For further information, please contact the Mayor’s Communication office at 213-978-0741 or LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.