City Attorney Carmen Trutanich filed this morning for an injunction naming 80 suspected drug dealers active in the Skid Row area of Downtown. "Staff from Trutanich’s office have spent six months laying the foundation for what police officials say could be the most significant law enforcement effort in Skid Row since the 2006 launch of the Safer Cities Initiative," says the Downtown News. “He wants to change the quality of life in Skid Row,” said Bruce Riordan, chief of the office’s gang division.
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