Listen: Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles, Sheriff Villanueva discussed on KNX Programming
"There needs to be boosting efforts to prevent wildfires before they begin Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti says crime is down in every major category. Tracked by the city in two thousand eighteen homicides down eight point two percent. The second lowest for the city and more than fifty years violent crime decreased four and a half percent property. Crime was down two percents. One of the reasons mayor Garcetti gave for the reduction is the expansion of an anti-gang initiative known as grid when you compare the picture to how it looked in nineteen ninety two a year of turbulence and unrest here. It's pretty remarkable. Violent crime is down sixty seven percent since then L A police chief Michael Moore. This is one of the safest times to live in Los Angeles and all of our history. The mayor also noted that the department added more than a million patrol hours over the past two years in. In downtown LA, Margaret, Cho arrow KNX ten seventy NewsRadio top city and police officials say they will have the LAPD inspector general analyze accounts of numbers of traffic stops involving American African American drivers during crime suppression patrols by the departments, metropolitan division allegations made in recent news story held metropolitan division officers. Traffic stops have increased fifteen times of what they were three years ago. And African American drivers account for half that total which is foreign excessive their percentage of the population while expressing confidence in metro officers. Mayor Garcetti says he's waiting for an in-depth analysis of these stops by the inspector general's office will compare written police reports and video captured by the cameras worn by officers and the ones that are in their cars like all of you. I look forward to seeing that information. So we can get a story again. And not just the statistics LAPD chief, Michael Moore told reporters stops and enforcement or not tied ethic. Percentages car strategies today reflect a critically needed balance of enforcement tightly coupled with the proper training. Of our people effective systems for accountability and transparency there is no timetable set for the inspector general to complete the analysis in downtown LA, Pete Demetrio, KNX, ten seventy NewsRadio. LA county supervisors could vote today to publicly criticize controversial decision made. By the new sheriff sheriff, Alex Villanueva rehired a sheriff's deputy who had been fired by the previous sheriff fired for grabbing a fellow deputy by the neck and for twice trying to break into her home. Sheriff Villanueva said the accuser had waited to report the crimes and for that reason he gave the deputy his job back. There was only about domestic violence. What to serve me even more was the sheriff's response, it sounded like all of a sudden he was back in the sixties. He was blaming the victim. He was saying to get reported the supervisor should speaking with Canucks. She says she will vote. Yes. To send a critical letter to the sheriff a letter there takes issue officially in very publicly with his decision to rehire that deputy, Craig KNX, ten seventy NewsRadio. Finding an affordable home. It has been difficult for a while for the average person in."