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Antonovich Pushes for Comprehensive Gang Suppression Plan

The Sheriff will report back in 45 days on the feasibility of the plan

Los Angeles - To combat gang violence in Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved Mayor Michael D. Antonovich's motion asking the Sheriff to provide a report on the feasibility of a new "gang crime reduction team" - without increasing taxes.
The Sheriff's proposed three-part gang reduction task force model includes $75 million split three ways between the Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the remaining independent cities.
"Gang violence is a plague on our communities.  Los Angeles County is committed to putting an end to the terror, crimes and killings in our jails, in the streets and in our schools," said Mayor Antonovich.  "We are working with the Sheriff to develop an effective program to combat gangs -- without compromising other public safety priorities including filling vacancies, expanding jails, and increasing patrols for unincorporated communities."
The Sheriff will report back to the Board in 45 days on the feasibility of the plan and provide a complete breakdown of the program costs that will consider current staffing shortages and other Board priorities, as well as a commitment to deploy teams to unincorporated communities.