Updated: Mar 5

City Attorney Mike Feuer at a podium flanked by flanked by LAPD Hollywood's Senior Lead Officer Ben Thompson (l) and Captain Steve Lurie (r).

City Attorney Mike Feuer flanked by LAPD Hollywood's Senior Lead Officer Ben Thompson (l) and Captain Steve Lurie.

LOS ANGELES – In an effort to ensure greater public safety in Hollywood, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today the filing of 60 criminal charges against the owners and operators of Project Los Angeles, L’Scorpion and the recently closed Rusty Mullet in the Hollywood Entertainment District. This deepening clampdown on nightspots over alleged security breakdowns, lack of valid licenses and excessive noise follows significant fights, stabbings and a murder, increased calls to LAPD Hollywood and inspections by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), LA Department of Building and Safety and the LA Planning Department.

"We allege these clubs have put their customers, and everyone in the vicinity, in potential danger every single night. Club owners and operators are obligated to take appropriate security measures and adhere to the terms of their permits. When we believe they haven't, we'll take forceful action," said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

"Public safety is one of my top priorities in office, and entertainment venues in Hollywood will be held accountable for violating City codes that endanger the public," said Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, who represents the 13th District on the Los Angeles City Council. "I’m happy to see the City Attorney take punitive steps against non-compliant operators in my district, especially those who disobey laws that protect minors. This should serve as a warning to others that bad beh