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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Schipske to Hold Community Update on Rash of Property Crimes on Eastside of Long Beach
City Feeling Impact of State Legislature Action Releasing Prisoners and Reduced Gang Unit in LBPD
Long Beach, CA – October 15, 2013 – Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske recently announced she is holding a community update to discuss the rash of property crimes recently committed on the eastside of Long Beach.
“I called this meeting as soon as I was informed by the Long Beach Police Department and residents that several property and auto crimes were committed,” says Schipske. “We need to let residents know about the crimes, what the police are doing and how residents can help.”
Schipske notes that she is particularly concerned that these crimes may be a direct result of the State Legislature’s approval of releasing prisoners back into the community through the “realignment process.” “I am also concerned that because the LB Police Department’s gang unit was seriously reduced by the Mayor we may be feeling the effects through increased crime.”
The Community Update will be held Tuesday, October 29 at 7 pm in the El Dorado Community Center, 2800 Studebaker, Long Beach.
Representatives of the Long Beach Police Department will be on hand for the discussion.
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