Capri Maddox, Esq.
Deputy City Attorney, City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA -- The Office of the City Attorney is a bustling place, but Capri Maddox feels right at home.
As a Deputy City Attorney and Neighborhood Prosecutor at the LAPD Wilshire Division for nearly five years, Maddox works tirelessly with community groups, local law enforcement, elected officials and other service providers to design effective crime prevention strategies. She aggressively prosecutes offenders and has successfully implemented creative sentencing to provide the maximum benefit to area residents.
“My dad was a union guy and I grew up going to community and council meetings with my father,” recalls Maddox, who is married to public relations whiz Kerman Maddox. “So I feel really at home serving the community.”
Maddox is passionate about improving the community and is dedicated to quality of life issues. “The Neighborhood Prosecutor program addresses nuisance bars, motels, massage parlors, liquor stores and other chronic crime locations that are a problem for the community. The city attorney’s office works to close them. In addition, when persons are arrested for sales of narcotics within a thousand feet of their apartments, we can have them evicted. These are tools that City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has armed us with to serve our community.”
Maddox is also concerned with inner city youth. “I would like to see more programs to see youth stay out of the criminal justice system,” said Maddox. I find it disturbing that a number of media outlets tend to glamorize the criminal lifestyle. I believe it’s detrimental and it seems like they are trying to target our youth.”
Maddox received her master’s degree in public administration and a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from California State University of Los Angeles. She received her juris doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law.
The recipient of numerous awards, Maddox was honored with the 2008 Leadership Award from the Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — An explosive device found in a man’s vehicle during a traffic stop today prompted authorities to go to the motorist’s Palms-area residence, where a number of possible explosive devices were found, police said.
A bomb squad was sent to the apartment building in the 3800 block of Overland Avenue about 6:30 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
More than 1,500 people—mostly students and community residents—attended a forum on the USC campus Tuesday night to voice concern about recent actions by law enforcement officials where African Americans feel they were racially profiled.
The forum followed a sit-in at the Tommy Trojan statue Monday by USC students upset about how police shut down two parties early Sunday, and arrested six students.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Three parties will split a $1 million reward that was offered during the hunt for ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner, with the bulk of the money going to a couple who were tied up in their Big Bear cabin by the fugitive, the Los Angeles Police Department announced today.
The division of money was recommended by a panel of retired judges who reviewed claims submitted by 12 parties looking to get a share of the money.
The first installment of the reward money is expected to be given out on Friday.
As Los Angeles city voters prepare to go to the polls for the May 21 general election and runoff, incumbent and first-term City Attorney Carmen Trutanich seems to be facing a formidable challenger in the person of former Councilman Mike Feuer.
When the two men met in the March 5 primary, despite the fact that a total of four candidates were vying for the city attorney job, Feuer walked away with 44.10 percent of the ballots cast versus 29.70 percent for incumbent Trutanich.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The next installment of the city’s Gun Buyback event will be held May 4 in Central and South Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, city officials announced today.
During the exchange, people can voluntarily surrender their guns, with no questions asked, in exchange for a Ralphs grocery card. People who turn in assault weapons can get up to $200 to spend on groceries, while those handing in handguns, rifles and shotguns will get up to $100.