“SAFE LA Task Force” NR20120dm

June 29, 2020

“SAFE LA Task Force” On June 2, 2020, the Chief of Police directed Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) and Commercial Crimes Division (CCD) to formulate a SAFE LA Task Force. The intended purpose of the SAFE LA Task Force is to conduct criminal investigations for significant crimes during the protests and demonstrations in Los Angeles which started on May 29, 2020. Thus far, the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Beverly Hills Police Department, Santa Monica Police Department, and Torrance Police Department have joined the SAFE LA Task Force.

The Los Angeles Police Department is launching a webpage with the assistance of the FBI. The purpose of the webpage is to request the public’s assistance in identifying suspects of looting, burglary, robbery, vandalism, arson, and assault crimes in the City of Los Angeles during the protests and demonstrations. The webpage will contain pictures and video of suspects to be identified. Tipsters who provide credible information which leads to an arrest may be eligible for cash reward. Please go to www.lapdonline.org/safelatips for additional information.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call (213) 486-6840. Tipsters may also submit an online tip, video, or pictures to SAFELATIPS@lapd.online.