New Year’s Eve Gunfire Suppression News Conference NA15254rh

December 29, 2015

What: News Conference

When: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 11 a.m.

Where: Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Headquarters Hall of Justice, Media Conference Room 1st Floor 211 W. Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who: Los Angeles County Sheriff Chief Anthony La Berge Los Angeles Police Department Commander Robert Arcos Los Angeles City Fire Department Chief Deputy Joseph Castro Los Angeles County Fire Department Deputy Chief Anthony Marrone

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.


News Media Trucks are allowed to park on the sidewalks on Spring Street and Aliso Street adjacent to the Hall Of Justice.

Media trucks should park as close to the street curb as possible, allowing ample room for pedestrian traffic. Also, media trucks with satellite antennas should park in an area which allows plenty of overhead clearance.

Note: For the purpose of fire and lifesaving reasons it is unlawful to block a driveway, stairwell, fire hydrant or pedestrian walkway.

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