New Year’s Eve Gunfire Suppression News Conference NA14247an

December 30, 2014

What: News Conference

When: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 10 a.m.

Where: LAPD Headquarters COP Conference Room 10th Floor 100 W. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who: Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl L. Osby Los Angeles Police Department Asst. Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur Los Angeles City Fire Department Deputy Chief Phillip Fligiel

Why: As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff’s Department 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 of Los Angeles.

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

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