LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis announced she will provide $100,000 in discretionary funding to boost law enforcement patrol in unincorporated Azusa. Her announcement comes as the community of Azusa is experiencing an increase in gun violence.
“The rise in gun violence we are seeing in Azusa is truly heartbreaking,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Not only are families mourning the deaths of their loved ones, but residents are struggling to recover from lasting trauma. My hope is that, in addition to community-based violence intervention and prevention services, the $100,000 for additional patrol help community members feel safer, but also help in bringing the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.”
“These resources will fund saturation patrols and other crime-fighting tools needed to combat the gun violence in Unincorporated Azusa,” said Sheriff Robert Luna. “I thank Supervisor Solis for this additional funding and for her commitment to public safety in our communities.”
On December 5, a driver died after being shot and crashing into a parked vehicle in the City of Azusa. On December 6, a gunman shot at two teen boys in unincorporated Azusa ─ killing one and wounding the other.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department Station in San Dimas, which serves the unincorporated community of Azusa, will receive the funding from Supervisor Solis.
Since taking office in 2014, Supervisor Solis has funded $28.3 million to the Sheriff’s Department for additional personnel in the communities she represents, as well as $1.9 million to fund community-based organizations for gang intervention and prevention, on top of advocating for over $20 million dollars to support trauma prevention in the County.