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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau Announces Human Trafficking Arrest

What:
News Conference

When:
Thursday, March 12, 2020
11 a.m.

Where:
LAPD Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nolan Place
Panorama City, California 91402

Who:
LAPD Deputy Chief Jorge Rodriguez, Commanding Officer, Operations Valley Bureau
LAPD Commander Alan Hamilton, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations Valley Bureau
LAPD Lieutenant II Marc Evans, Vice and Human Trafficking Unit Coordinator, Operations Valley Bureau
LAPD Detective II Cynthia Gonzales, Human Trafficking Unit Detective, Operations Valley Bureau
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Guillermo Santiso
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Ted Swenson
Office of Council President Nury Martinez, Councilwoman, 6th district

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department-Operations Valley Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force has been diligently working to combat the growth of commercial sex crimes in the city of Los Angeles. In early February, North Hollywood Officers responded to domestic violence investigation which resulted in a human trafficking investigation. While working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, the investigation has revealed that there may be some additional victims in the city of Los Angeles as well as other adjacent cities and neighboring states.

With the help of Council President Nury Martinez, The Los Angeles Police Department-Operations Valley Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force is asking for the public's help in identifying anyone who may have been a victim of Human Trafficking.

Contact:
For more information contact Detective II Cynthia Gonzales, Human Trafficking Unit Investigator at (818) 644-8091 or Officer Webb at (818) 644-880 email at 647tips@lapd.online

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