WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: December 7, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Police Administration Building 100 West 1st Street Memorial Wall Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHO: LAPD Commander Todd Chamberlain, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau Josh Rubenstein, LAPD Commanding Officer of Public Communications Group LAPD Captain I Jonathan Tom, Rampart Area Patrol Commanding Officer Los Angeles Fire Department Assistant Chief Timothy Ernst Los Angeles Fire Department Deputy Chief Phillip Fligiel Retired LAPD Captain II Ann Young (LAPD Reserve Officer) Anne-Marie Johnson, Actress and LAPD Specialist Volunteer Layne Lawson, Director of Public Affairs, Southern California Division, Clear Channel Outdoor
WHY: To educate the community on “Yield to the Right”, how to safely drive to the right and stop for approaching emergency vehicles with activated emergency lights and sirens. Since 2014, there has been a citywide 20% increase in traffic collisions caused by failing to yield for an emergency vehicle.
CONTACT: For further information, contact Sergeant Joe Jennerson at (213) 833-3744 or Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.