LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has filed a nuisance abatement lawsuit against the owners of an alleged gang-controlled apartment complex in Harbor Gateway located next door to a school. Gang members from the property and surrounding area allegedly harass and intimidate middle school students and parents repeatedly as they travel to school.
The lawsuit is part of a sustained and concentrated effort by Feuer and law enforcement to target properties that are magnets for gangs, guns and narcotics activity, including nine recent abatement lawsuits filed against properties in Hollywood, South Los Angeles, Watts, Venice and Del Rey.
"For too long, local school children, their parents and residents of this community have been held hostage by the rampant gang activity we allege at this complex," said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. "Enough is enough. My office will