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News Release

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Media Relations

Final 2013 Gun Buyback Results

What:
News conference to discuss and display results of the city’s Gun Buyback Program
Visuals will include displays of actual firearms turned in at the collection sites.
 
When:
Monday, December 16, 2013
10 a.m.

Where:
Police Administration Building
Compstat Room   
100 W. First Street, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, Ca 90012
             
Who:
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker, Homeland Security & Public Safety
Guillermo Cespedes, Gang Reduction and Youth Development Director
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
LAPD Gun Unit Detectives

Why:
To display firearms surrendered at the day-long buyback event that took place throughout the City on December 14.  City leaders and LAPD gun experts will be available to answer questions about the event and guns collected.

The Gun Buyback Program is part of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office.  It aims to reward voluntary surrender of firearms while engaging the community in a common goal of reducing gun violence.  Three neutral collection locations were established, one each in Central Los Angeles, Harbor area, and Van Nuys area, where individuals were able to surrender their firearms—No questions asked.

Contact:
For further information, please contact the Mayor’s Communication office at 213 978-0741 or LAPD Media Relations at 213486-5910.

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