NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTORS

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 every day.  

Neighborhood Prosecutors are big parts of the communities they serve, and actually work from each of the 21 LAPD stations across the city. By being outside of City Hall and side by side with residents, Neighborhood Prosecutors are plugged-in to the unique challenges and frustrations faced, are accessible, responsive and ready to assist you. Note - Neighborhood Prosecutors cannot provide legal advice to the public.

FIND AND CONNECT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTOR

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1. Enter your address here: http://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org

2. Click on Find.

3. Under Public Safety, you'll see Neighborhood Prosecutor, and to the right of that, your local LAPD community station.

4. Neighborhood Prosecutors are listed by corresponding LAPD community station below, along with their email addresses and phone numbers. Each of the local LAPD community police stations are grouped by bureau.

5. To search below by LAPD community station, press Ctrl and F.

LAPD CENTRAL BUREAU

LAPD CENTRAL STATION: TIA STROZIER

213-978-8022

Tia Strozier is the Neighborhood Prosecutor for Central Division. A Los Angeles native, Ms. Strozier joined the City Attorney's office in 2014. She's prosecuted cases throughout the City of Los Angeles. 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 on Twitter at @Front_n_Central.

LAPD HOLLENBECK: CYNTHIA GONZALEZ

213-978-2231

 

Cynthia Gonzalez is the Neighborhood Prosecutor for the Hollenbeck Division. 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, Gonzalez externed at the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review and the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office. After graduating law school and prior to joining the Los Angeles 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

213-978-7840

LAPD NORTHEAST: GABRIELLE TAYLOR

213-978-2230

Gabrielle Porter Taylor is the Neighborhood Prosecutor of the Northeast Division. A graduate of Loyola Law School, 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 Los Angeles including Pico-Union, Boyle Heights and Watts.

LAPD RAMPART: KURT KNECHT

213-978-7793

Kurt Knecht is the Neighborhood Prosecutor assigned to the Rampart community station. A graduate of UCLA and UCLA Law School, Knecht has over 17 years of experience as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles 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, Driving Under the Influence, Domestic Violence, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Sexual Assault. Since January 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

213-978-7875

JENNIFER FLORES, Legal Clerk

213-473-9948

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ISABELLA BOLTON TORRES, Community Resource Specialist

213-978-7875

LAPD CENTRAL BUREAU NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTOR: ANDREW SAID

213-978-8788

LAPD SOUTH BUREAU

LAPD 77th: MICHELLE WEST

213-978-8186

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. Prior to her legal career, Michelle worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Fresno. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge and her J.D from San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno. Follow her on Twitter @MichelleWestLA.

LAPD SOUTHEAST: TODD TRISTAN

213-473-5794

LAPD SOUTHWEST: NICOLE BULTER

213-978-2226

LAPD HARBOR:

213-978-7878

JENNIFER FLORES, Legal Clerk

213 473-9948

LEILANY ROMAN, Legal Clerk

213-978-7875

NICOLE DEERING, Community Resource Specialist

213 978-7768

LAPD SOUTH BUREAU NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTOR: KHALIL RASHEED

213-978-2223

LAPD WEST BUREAU

LAPD HOLLYWOOD: ETHAN WEAVER

213-978-7904

Ethan Weaver is the Neighborhood Prosecutor for the Hollywood division. Ethan began working in Hollywood as a Central Trials deputy where he was specially assigned to enforcement projects arising from the area. In addition to Central Trials, Ethan has worked in the City Attorney’s Consumer Protection and Metro units. Ethan serves as the Vice-President of the office’s LGBTQ Association. 

LAPD OLYMPIC: DANIEL LEE

LAPD PACIFIC: ZACH LODMER

213-926-0220

LAPD WEST LA: VERONICA DE LA CRUZ ROBLES

310-202-3861

Verónica de la Cruz-Robles is the Neighborhood Prosecutor for the West Los Angeles Division, is fluent in Spanish, and is a Los Angeles native and a proud product of Venice High School. De la Cruz-Robles earned her Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Stanford University with a Department Specialization in Race and Ethnicity in the United States. After earning her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, she became a staff attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services. De la Cruz-Robles has been a Deputy City Attorney with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office since 2001. Her assignments with the City Attorney’s Office have also included the Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program (CNAP), the Narcotics Enforcement Surveillance Team (NEST), the Housing Enforcement Section, and the School Safety Prosecutor Program.

LAPD WILSHIRE: MEHRNOOSH ZAHIRI / NADERI

213-978-2220

Mehrnoosh Zahiri is the Neighborhood Prosecutor for the Wilshire Division. A Los Angeles native, Zahiri received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from UCLA, and her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law. She worked as an associate with the law firm of Dapeer, Rosenblit and Litvak, LLP., where she served as a City Prosecutor for numerous L.A. County cities. During those six years her emphasis was on improving quality of life issues. Zahiri worked closely with different Police, Code Enforcement, and Building and Safety Departments to reach the most appropriate and effective resolutions to a variety problems.

JENNIFER FLORES, Legal Clerk

213-473-9948

LEILANY ROMAN, Legal Clerk

213-978-7875

KIMBERLY MOROSI, Community Resource Specialist

213-473-5861

LAPD WEST BUREAU NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTOR: CLAUDIA MARTIN

310-202-3824

LAPD VALLEY BUREAU

LAPD DEVONSHIRE: ALIN SAHAGIAN