LAPD CENTRAL BUREAU
Neighborhood Prosecutors are local problem solvers who combat the most destructive community crimes like drug sales, prostitution, illegal dumping, graffiti and more. By addressing such criminal activity before it mushrooms into more serious offenses, they are making our city safer and improving quality of life.
Neighborhood Prosecutors are big parts of the communities they serve, working from each of the 21 LAPD stations across the city. Find and connect with yours today. Note - Neighborhood Prosecutors cannot provide legal advice to the public.
Find Your Local
1. Enter your address on the Neighborhood Information page of the Los Angeles City website.
2. Click on the orange "FIND" button.
3. Scroll down to the Public Safety section on the right. Look for "Neighborhood Prosecutor," and to the right of that, your local LAPD community station.
4. Neighborhood Prosecutors are listed below with their direct contact information by corresponding LAPD community stations. LAPD stations are grouped by bureau.
5. To search by LAPD station name, press Ctrl and F.
LAPD Central Bureau Neighborhood Prosecutors
LAPD Central Station: Tia Strozier
Phone #: (213) 978-8022 / email address: email@example.com
A Los Angeles native, Ms. Strozier joined the City Attorney's office in 2014. She's prosecuted cases throughout the city. Recently, she partnered with LAPD, CHP and the community to reduce street racing in the North Valley. Ms. Strozier earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in race and culture from Hampton University and her law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. She currently serves on the board of directors for the South Central Family Health Center and volunteers with local literacy outreach programs. Follow her on Twitter at @Front_n_Central.
LAPD Hollenbeck: Cynthia Gonzalez
Phone #: (213) 978-2231 / Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Having grown up in a low-income household in the city of El Monte, she was part of a community that faced many quality of life problems. One of the first in her family to attend college, she graduated UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Disabilities, earned her JD from UCLA Law School. While in law school, Ms. Gonzalez externed at the LA County Office of Independent Review and the LA County Public Defender's Office. After graduating law school and prior to joining the LA City Attorney's Office, Gonzalez served as a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts. She is fluent in Spanish.
LAPD Newton: Paul Prissel
Phone #: (213) 978-7840 / Email address: email@example.com
Paul Prissel has prosecuted a wide-range of serious felony and misdemeanor cases as a criminal prosecutor, both with the LA City Attorney and LA County DA Offices. As a member of Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner’s Cabinet (Asst. Secretary of Commerce & Trade), he represented the Administration on key economic development initiatives and introduced mediation and dispute resolution processes within state government. Mr. Prissel also served as Deputy Chief Counsel with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Economic Development Administration). Paul holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Law and Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University and is a member of the California and New York State Bars.
LAPD Northeast: Gabrielle Taylor
Phone #: (213) 978-2230 / Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A graduate of Loyola Law School, Gabrielle Porter Taylor spent many years as special prosecutor with our Family Violence Unit where she vigorously prosecuted domestic violence perpetrators and child abusers. Taylor came to the City Attorney’s Office in 2006, originally from the Riverside County District Attorney's office where she was a Deputy District Attorney. Taylor was an educator and administrator throughout LA, including Pico-Union, Boyle Heights and Watts.
LAPD Rampart: Kurt Knecht
Phone #: (213) 978-7793 / Email address: email@example.com
A graduate of UCLA and UCLA Law School, Knecht has over 17 years of experience as a prosecutor for the LA City Attorney’s Office. While working in Criminal Division, he prosecuted over 100 jury trials to verdict with cases including Assault with a Deadly Weapon, DUI, Domestic Violence, Vehicular Manslaughter and Sexual Assault. Since Jan. 2013, Knecht has worked as a Neighborhood Prosecutor, most recently with the Central Division. In this capacity, he has worked closely with Central Division's Safer City Initiative (SCI) Officers and local Service Providers in coordinating homeless outreach. For the past two years he has been a volunteer crisis counselor for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.
Leilany Roman, Legal Clerk
Phone #: (213) 978-7877 / email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Tyler, Legal Clerk
Phone #: (213) 473-9948 / email address: email@example.com
Isabella Bolton Torres, Community Resource Specialist
Phone #: (213) 978-7875 / email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Said, LAPD Central Bureau Neighborhood Prosecutor
Phone #: (213) 507-4750 / email address: email@example.com
LAPD South Bureau Neighborhood Prosecutors
LAPD 77th: Michelle West
Phone #: (213) 978-8186 / Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle West has been a prosecutor for more than 20 years. She began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Tulare County. Following that, she served as a California Deputy Attorney General and as a Deputy District Attorney in Fresno County where she specialized in prosecuting cases involving adult and child sexual assault, human trafficking and child pornography. Before joining the City Attorney's Office, Michelle worked at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney on the Big Island of Hawaii where she was the supervisor of the sexual assault unit. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge and her J.D from San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno.
LAPD Southeast: Todd Tristan
Phone #: (213) 473-5794 / Email address: email@example.com
Todd Tristan holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, Mr. Tristan served for 14 years as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. As a federal prosecutor and an accomplished trial lawyer, he litigated dozens of jury trials to conviction; presented multiple oral arguments on cases pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and organized and led teams of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to investigate, charge, and prosecute criminal matters, including bank fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, human smuggling, drug trafficking, firearm trafficking, bank robbery, identity theft, and domestic and international export offenses. In recognition of his leadership at the United States Attorney's Office, Mr. Tristan was named the Coordinator for the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Coordinator for the U.S. Depertment of Justice gun-crime reduction initiative "Project Safe Neighborhoods." Mr. Tristan is involved in the community and volunteers his time year-round to coach youth recreational baseball.
LAPD Southwest: Nichole Butler
Phone #: (213) 978-2226 / Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nichole Butler is a graduate of San Diego State University and Whittier Law School where she obtained a certification in the practice of Criminal Law. As a former LA County District Attorney, she prosecuted a large variety of felony and misdemeanor crimes. She spent several years in the private sector as a Civil Attorney defending high level specialty tort cases, and dedicated a fair amount of her work hours there to pro bono criminal defense work as well. She joined the office in 2016 as a civil litigator where she successfully defended the City against wrongful death and injury cases before joining the Neighborhood Prosecutor Division. She has participated in philanthropic, nonprofit and volunteer endeavors for a number of years, including The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The OG Life Foundation, Girls Starting Over, Legal Eagles Clinic, and the office's own H.E.A.R.T. team. She is a board member of the Association of Black City Attorneys.