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Statement from Mayor Aja Brown on Weekend Shootings That Left Four Dead

May 16, 2016

COMPTON – The following statement is from Compton Mayor Aja Brown on a series of shootings that left four people dead over the past weekend in separate incidents:

“Public safety has been and will continue to be one of the top priorities of my Administration, the Compton City Council and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  We continually need the support of the entire community to help apprehend those responsible and hold them accountable for their actions.  

The City of Compton continues to seek funding opportunities and partnerships to enhance public safety in our community.  As a result, we are now a member of the Department of Justice’s Violence Reduction Network (VRN) which provides additional resources to address crime.

Compton has dedicated maximum resources to addressing these serious violent crimes, including proactive prevention and intervention methods.  I am currently supporting Measure P, a ballot initiative on the upcoming June 7th election that will provide additional revenue to address our streets, lighting, public safety and gang prevention programs in Compton. 

The only way to keep crime down in the community is for everyone to work together.  If you know something about the shootings this past weekend or any shooting in Compton, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous callers can contact Crime Stoppers at 800- 222-8477.”

The Violence Reduction Network enables the LASD’s Compton Station’s gang enforcement, narcotics detectives and cyber-crimes teams to strategically partner with Justice Department components on intelligence gathering, sharing, warrants service and major operations.

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