Los Angeles – In the wake of a recent surge in crime, City Attorney Mike Feuer has announced he will hold a series of community forums, in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department, across the city to address the issue.
“Neighborhoods across Los Angeles are experiencing a disturbing increase in crime. We should take every step we can to effectively address it,” said Feuer. “I want to discuss with residents what’s happening in their neighborhoods and how we can best work together to make every community safe.”
The following forums are scheduled:
6:00 p.m., August 11th, Van Nuys State Office Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys 91401
6:00 p.m., August 19th, Los Angeles Job Corps Center, 1020 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles 90015.
Forums will soon be scheduled in South LA and Mid-City as well as additional communities, the public can periodically check the City Attorney's website for updates.
Last week, the LAPD announced that overall crime had increased by 12.7% for the first six months of this year. Feuer’s forums will include area LAPD command staff and key individuals from his office, including the local Neighborhood Prosecutor. The meetings will feature the following:
Reviewing specific crime statistics for that particular area.
Soliciting important information from the community on crime in their neighborhood.
Discussing ways the City Attorney’s Office and LAPD can partner with neighborhoods to effectively reduce crime.
Offering strategies for neighborhoods to take steps to protect against crime.