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News Release

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Media Relations

“Operation Broken Heart” Results in the Arrests of Several Hundred Child Predators

WHAT:    
News Conference outlining the operation
                                     
WHEN:    
Thursday, June 26, 2014
3:00 p.m.

WHERE:    
Jesse A. Brewer Jr. Park
3875 Bill Robinson Lane
Los Angeles, CA  90037
(Southeast corner of Vermont Avenue and Exposition Boulevard)
*Parking will be on Bill Robertson Lane and in Lot 3 adjacent to the park

WHO:           
Long Beach Police Department Chief James McDonnell, Chief of Police
LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk J. Albanese, Chief of Detectives
LAPD Captain Fabian Lizarraga, Juvenile Division Commanding Officer
Chief of Parole Maria Franco, Southern California Office Region III   

WHY:   
During the month of May 2014, the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force launched “Operation Broken Heart” which resulted in the arrest of over 275 child predators.  Investigators will outline the operation and provide information as to their individual roles in the operation.  There will be a mobile lab on display.  The lab belongs to Los Angeles ICAC- LAPD.  It is used for on-site examination of digital devices use for the production, distribution and possession of Child Porn.

Affiliate agencies in attendance to discuss their roles in the task force include:
Homeland Security Investigations, Child Exploitation Investigative Groups from Long  Beach and Orange County, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Long Beach Police Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Division of Adult Parole Operations), Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Upland Police Department, Torrance Police Department, Alhambra Police Department, Garden Grove Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff's Department, and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  

CONTACT:   
For more information, please call LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.


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