Los Angeles Councilman To Increase Police Patrols, Citing Crime Bump

LOS ANGELES—Hollywood could soon see an increase in police presence after a motion introduced Aug. 3 by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell that intends to address a recent increase in crime in the area.
O’Farrell, who represents Hollywood, is seeking to transfer $216,000 from his office to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood division to add additional officer shifts.
According to O’Farrell’s office, there has been a 75 percent increase in homicides and a 36 percent increase in shots fired so far this year compared to last year—while robbery has gone up by 19 percent and theft has jumped by 25 percent….

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