New Year’s Eve Gunfire Suppression NA12270rh

December 24, 2012

News Conference
Thursday, December 27, 2012
9:30 a.m.         
Los Angeles Police Headquarters
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90012    

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles County Attorney Jackie Lacey
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca
Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore
As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Los Angeles Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Mayor’s Office and District Attorney’s Office have joined forces to launch its Citywide Gunfire Reduction Campaign. This campaign is designed to help reduce incidents of indiscriminate gunfire that have become a deadly New Year’s tradition in the city and county.  

The Gunfire Reduction Campaign aims to advise the community that ringing in the New Year with gunfire will not be tolerated in the City of Los Angeles and in the County of Los Angeles. Discharging a firearm into the air is a felony punishable by one year in state prison. Anyone arrested for discharging a firearm will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

For additional information contact LAPD Media Relations Section, at 213-486-5910 or LASD Public Information Office, Nicole Nishida, at 323-810-1973.