Vigil for 'Grim Sleeper' Victims
Bernard C. Parks
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks joined the L.A. Police Dept. and community at a candlelight vigil for victims of the “Grim Sleeper” serial killer who has been active for over two decades.The vigil was held at the corner of W. Colden Avenue and S. Figueroa Street, the location of a third billboard.The next billboard is scheduled to be located at the intersection of Western Avenue and Century Boulevard on Jan. 19. Anyone with any information should contact the LAPD immediately./Photo courtesy of Councilman Bernard C. Parks.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles City Council today approved $50,000 rewards for information leading to convictions in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 78-year-old man in June and a fatal drive-by shooting in 2011.
The council voted unanimously to approve the two reward motions brought by Councilman Bernard Parks.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Three separate rewards of $50,000 each were offered today for information leading to the perpetrators of recent murders in South Los Angeles, including the Christmas Day slaying of a woman in front of her child and the shooting of a teenage bicyclist.
The Los Angeles City Council agreed to hand out the cash to tipsters willing to help authorities identify, arrest and convict those responsible for the deaths of Kashmier James, 14-year-old Taburi Watson and Jesus Vasquez.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The number of homicides over the past 12 months in Los Angeles County is down 12.5 percent compared to the same period last year, the sheriff's department reported today.
Between November 2009 and November 2010, 169 homicides had been reported, compared to 191 over the previous 12 months, continuing a trend that has seen a 50 percent drop in murders over the past five years.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the number of annual is the lowest since 1975.