LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Since the civil unrest that rocked Los Angeles throughout May and June in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a multi-agency task force has been conducting criminal investigations for significant crimes that occurred during that time.
The Safe L.A. Task Force announced Wednesday that so far, LAPD has closed 42 of the 149 open cases and made several major arrests. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said one of their most significant arrests is of Gabriel Estrada, for the attempted murder of a police officer.READ MORE: Motorcycle Collides With Sheriff's Patrol Car On Interstate 105
Long Beach police chief Erik Herzog said his department has had success identifying suspects as well.READ MORE: Meeting Held To Help Curb Rising Violent Crime In Melrose Corridor
“So far to date, the LBPD has arrested 23 individuals,” he said. “To hold those people responsible for the acts of violence, burglaries they committed against hard working small business owners in our communities.”MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
The Safe L.A. Task Force is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to any arrest in these cases.