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December 27, 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 Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey
Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck

As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Los Angeles Police Department,Sheriff’s Department, Mayor’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, City Attorney’s Office and County Board of Supervisors have joined forces to launch the Citywide and County 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 of Los Angeles.  

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

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