Recent Incidents of Violence in Pacific Area Mar Vista Gardens and Venice

September 30, 2008

News conference updating the community on the facts and status of two investigations in Pacific Area.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
1:00 p.m.

Pacific Area Station
12312 Culver Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90066
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, 11th District
Deputy Chief Terry Hara, Commanding Officer, Operations-West Bureau
Captain Joseph Hiltner, Commanding Officer, Pacific Area
Lieutenant Richard Mossler, Commanding Officer, Pacific Detective Division
Detective III Mike DePasquale, Homicide Table Coordinator    

The business and residential communities of Pacific Area have become aware of two recent homicides that occurred in Pacific Area.  The first occurred in Mar Vista Gardens and the second in Venice.  Media and internet accounts of the homicides have permeated the community.  In some cases, inaccurate or incomplete information has caused speculation with regard to the motives for the violence.  

This press conference will provide media outlets and community members with access to first hand information about the investigations.                                     

For additional information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.