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News Release

Friday, December 27, 2019

Media Relations

Citywide Fatal Traffic Collisions

What:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Traffic Group will hold a press conference to discuss fatal traffic collisions that occurred in 2019. We will provide safety tips to help reduce fatal traffic collisions. We will provide an update on the arrest of a suspect in the Thanksgiving Day fatal hit and run incident from Adams Boulevard and West View Street.

Where:
Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters
Compstat Room
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

When:
Monday, December 30, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Who:
LAPD Chief of Police, Chief Michel Moore
LAPD Assistant Chief Horace Frank, Director, Office of Special Operations
LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow, Transit Services Bureau
LAPD Commander Marc Reina, Operation Central Bureau
LAPD Captain II Jonathan Pinto, South Traffic Division
LAPD Captain II Brian Wendling, West Traffic Division
LAPD Valley Traffic Division Personnel
LAPD Central Traffic Division Personnel
LA City Mayor's Office, Julia Salinas
Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Colin Sweeney
Auto Club of Southern California, Doug Shupe,
Victim family member impacted by fatal collision

Why:
The purpose of this news conference is to bring awareness of fatal traffic collisions in the City of Los Angeles. In 2019, over 54,0000 vehicular traffic collisions have occurred. Tragically, over 236 people have been killed in these incidents. As New Year's Eve is approaching, the LAPD wants to educate the public on ways to keep you, your family, and others safe on the road.

Contact:
For more information, please contact Captain Jonathan Pinto from South Traffic Division, Traffic Group, at 213-924-8420.

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