Nipsey Hussle murder investigation: LAPD press conference, live stream

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>> LET'S TAKE YOU OUT TO LOS ANGELES WHERE POLICE ARE GIVING AN UPDATE ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF RAPPER NIPSEY HUSSLE. >> A PLACE AS I HAVE ALWAYS SAID WERE ONE DEATH IS ONE TOO MANY. NIPSEY HUSSLE WAS AN ARTIST WHO TOUCHED OUR CITY AND THE LIVES FAR BEYOND OF THE CITY OF ANGELS THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY AND THIS WORLD. HE WAS SOMEBODY WHO WAS A GIFTED AND BRILLIANT ARTIST. AN ENTREPRENEUR WHO FOUND GLOBAL SUCCESS. HE WAS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE CITY TO HELP SAVE LIVES AND TRANSFORM LIVES EVEN AS HE WAS DOING THAT FOR HIMSELF. HE WAS A TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THIS CITY AND OF THIS WORLD. TO LIFT HIM UP WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF NOT BEING IN PRISON BY WHERE YOU COME FROM, OR PAST MISTAKES, BUT THE POSSIBILITY OF WHAT COMES IN THE FUTURE. HIS IMPACT ON OUR CITY WAS DEEP. YOU WILL HEAR THAT FROM A COUNCIL MEMBER IN A MOMENT. MY OWN OFFICE WAS ABLE TO WORK WITH HIM ON A NUMBER OF INITIATIVES TO BRING MORE AFRICAN-AMERICANS INTO THE TECH INDUSTRY. TO STAND UP FOR BUSINESSES. THE NEWS THAT WE HAVE TO SHARE THIS MORNING IS THAT THE HARD-WORKING MEN OF THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT, TOGETHER WITH THE STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY HAVE IDENTIFIED THE PERSON BELIEVED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DEVASTATING CRIME. HE IS 29-YEAR-OLD ERIC HOLDER. IN A FEW MOMENTS WE WILL HEAR FROM THE CHIEF AND HE WILL SHARE DETAILS ABOUT THAT. AND ASK FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN BRINGING JUSTICE TO NIPSEY'S FAMILY. IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INDIVIDUAL OR THIS CRIME, WE URGE YOU TO CALL LAPD SOUTH BUREAU HOMICIDE AT 213-4 A5-4341. NIPSEY'S DEATH HAS SENT SHOCKWAVES ACROSS THE CITY AND ACROSS THIS GLOBE. WE ARE ALSO HERE FOR ALL ANGELENOS WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN CUT SHORT AS WELL EVEN THOUGH WE SEE HOMICIDES DOWN THIS YEAR TO DATE, BY OVER 17%, THERE HAVE BEEN 11 HOMICIDES THROUGHOUT THE CITY IN THE LAST WEEK ALONE. 11 LIVES, 11 POSSIBILITIES, 11 DREAMS, 11 FAMILY MEMBERS, 11 FRIENDS, WHO WERE CUT SHORT. JUST BECAUSE THEY DID NOT MAKE THE HEADLINES, THEIR LOVED ONES ARE JUST AS DEEPLY GRIEVING AS SO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE FOR NIPSEY. THESE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD STILL BE HERE WITH US TODAY. THE FACT IS THERE HAS BEEN AN UPTICK IN VIOLENCE AND SHOOTINGS IN SOUTH L.A. IN THE 77th DIVISION IN RECENT WEEKS. WE INTEND TO USE THE STRENGTH OF THIS CITY TO ROLL THAT BACK. A STRENGTH THAT ISN'T JUST ABOUT BADGES AND GUNS, IT IS MOSTLY ABOUT FIRST AND FOREMOST THE STRENGTH OF OUR COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS. YES, OF COURSE WITH THE POLICE AND FROM THE POLICE, BUT THE CHURCHES IN THE COMMUNITY GROUPS AND THE NEIGHBORS AND OUR GANG REDUCTION IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, PREVENTION WORKERS, WHO KNOW THE NAMES AFTER MANY YEARS OF WORK. OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND PLAY IN PARKS IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. WHO GO TO SCHOOL IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. WHO ARE LIVING IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED, AND I WILL COMMIT EVERYTHING THE CITY HAS TOGETHER WITH THE COUNTY, AND WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE OUR SUPERVISOR HERE IN THE CITY COUNCIL TO TURN THIS AROUND I WANT TO THANK THE FOLKS THAT ARE HERE. I MENTIONED CHIEF MOORE. COUNCILMEMBER MONICA RODRIGUEZ WHO CHAIRS OUR PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE. STEVE SO BROTH IN THE COMMAND STAFF AND OFFICERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS THAT ARE HERE WITH US TODAY. AND THE AMAZING FOLKS FROM OUR GRID TEAMS. THOSE INTERVENTION WORKERS WHO WHEN THE BULLETS FLY GO OUT TO THE STREET AND RUN TOWARDS THEM. THROUGH THE HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT OF THESE ANGELENOS AND THE STRENGTH OF THIS FABRIC WHICH I AM SO PROUD HAS BEEN FOR MANY YEARS PUT TOGETHER AND STITCH TOGETHER IN THE CITY TO BE AN EXAMPLE FOR THIS NATION. WE HAVE MADE EXTRAORDINARY STRIDES. THAT COALITION HAS HELPED US GET OVER 14,000 GUNS OFF OF OUR STREETS. HAS HELPED US BRING IN SOUTH L.A. THE SAFEST YEAR IN RECORDED MEMORY. THE LOWEST HOMICIDES, THE SECOND LOWEST IN 50 YEARS IN LOS ANGELES. WORKING HARD TO RECENT -- STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS FURTHER. WE WORKED HARD TO BRING THE SAFETY PARTNERSHIP TO HARVARD PARK. THIS IS AN ASSIGNMENT OF FIVE YEARS FOR OFFICERS. SO THEY CAN GET TO THEM THE NAMES OFPEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND VICE VERSA. THOSE RLATIONSHIPS HAVE TURNED THE CORNR AND HARVARD PARK. IN 2017 THERE WERE NO HOMICIDES, THREE LAST YEAR BUT THAT IS WAY DOWN FROM WHAT WE SAW YEAR-OVER-YEAR. THIS IS ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOR. BEING ABLE TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THEIR LIVES. MAYBE BECOME POLICE OFFICERS THEMSELVES. GET TO KNOW THOSE WHO POLICE WITH THEM AND FOR THEM. THIS IS ABOUT HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. WE HAVE A REASON TO FEEL HOPEFUL EVEN IN THE MOMENTS OF OUR MOST EXTREME PAIN. THAT IS BY TURNING TO EACH OTHER. WE SAW THAT, AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT SINCE NIPSEY WAS TAKEN FROM US. THAT LOVE THAT IS OUT THERE, AND I ASK EVERYONE WHO IS GRIEVING FOR HIM TO GRIEVE FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE OTHER VICTIMS AS WELL. WHOSE LIVES THAT WERE JUST AS IMPORTANT AND JUST A SIGNIFICANT. WHAT WE SEE NOW IS YET ANOTHER REASON TO BE HOPEFUL AS THIS COALITION, AND HELP THE PUBLIC CAN GIVE NIPSEY'S FAMILY AND THE FAMILY OF THOSE OTHER HOMICIDE VICTIMS. THAT AT LEAST JUSTICE CAN BE SERVED. I WOULD SAY TO ANYBODY OUT THERE THE ABSOLUTE WORST WAY TO PAY BACK NANCY'S LOSS, SOMEBODY WE LOST AT THE HAND OF VIOLENCE IS WITH MORE VIOLENCE. WE KNOW THERE IS MUCH MORE LOVE THAN HATE, MUCH MORE LOVE THAN VIOLENCE OUT THERE. WE INTEND TO GIVE SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO GRIEVE. SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO MOURN. SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER. RIGHT NOW I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO A MAN WHO KNEW NIPSEY. HE WORKED CLOSELY WITH HIM AND HELPED HIS BUSINESSES. HELPED HIM TO MAKE SURE HE WAS PART OF THE TRANSFORMATION THAT THIS MAN IS LEADING IN HIS DISTRICT. AND KEEPING AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSES THERE, AND HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE AVENUES OF SUCCESS THAT WE SEE IN OTHER PARTS OF TOWN. I KNOW HIS HEART IS GRIEVING AND IS HEAVY. >> THANK YOU MR. MAYOR AND CHIEF AND OFFICERS OF THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ALL THE ASSEMBLED ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH US TODAY. WE LOST IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES AN EXTREMELY BRIGHT LIGHT OVER THIS PAST WEEKEND. NIPSEY HUSSLE IS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF THE BEST OF WHAT WE CAN BE. THE BEST OF WHAT IT MEANS TO SEEK AND CARRY OUT A REDEMPTIVE CHARGE. THIS IS A YOUNG MAN WHO IS THE SON AND GRANDSON OF SOUTH LOS ANGELES, BOTH FROM AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY AND A TRADITIONAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY. WHO SAW MUCH OF THE DEVASTATION THAT WE ALL RECORDED OVER THE 1990S. AND BEYOND. AS A YOUNG PERSON WHO WITNESSED THIS AT SOME POINT IN HIS LIFE HE MADE THE DECISION THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. HE WAS GOING TO LEAD THE CHARGE ON THE SOLUTION. DECIDING AND TAKING A VERY FIRM STANCE THAT HE LIVED OUT, IF SOUTH LOS ANGELES IS TO EVER HAVE WHAT IT DESERVES AND THE COMMUNITY IS EVER TO BE TREATED THE WAY IT SHOULD BE TREATED THAT WE HAD TO OWN AND BUILD IT FOR OURSELVES. HE SPENT THE LAST HALF A DOZEN YEARS TRYING TO CARRY OUT THAT VISION WHILE HE BUILT A VERY SUCCESSFUL MUSIC CAREER. HIS GIFT AND HIS INSISTENCE ON US LIVING OUR BEST LIFE WENT FROM THE HIGHEST LEVEL TO DEVELOPING THREE STRONG ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES AND SOUTH LOS ANGELES. TO THE LOWEST LEVEL. THERE WERE MANY OCCASIONS WHERE I STOOD WITH HIM ON THAT VERY PARKING LOT, AND WAS FASCINATED BY THE FACT THAT THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER NEXT-DOOR KNEW HIM BY FIRST NAME. AS WELL AS THE PERSON STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION OR HOMELESSNESS. KNEW HIM BY HIS FIRST NAME AND WATCHED HIM GROW UP IT IS A DEAR LOVED ONE THAT WE HAVE LOST. AND A DEMONSTRATION OF THE VERY TRUE MORAY THAT NONE OF US ARE SAFE UNTIL ALL OF US ARE SAFE. ONE OF NIPSEY'S MOST WELL-KNOWN SONGS SAYS BULLETS DON'T HAVE NAMES. AS LONG AS THEY ARE FLYING, ALL OF US ARE IN DANGER. WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE HIS LEGACY. WE ASKED THE COMMUNITY TO DO SO IN A WAY THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH HIS STORY. CONSISTENT WITH HIS GIFT AND CONSISTENT WITH HIS PROMISE. AT THE SAME TIME I WOULD ALSO ECHO THE COMMENTS OF THE MAYOR. I KNOW THE CHIEF WILL TALK ABOUT THIS LATER. WE HAVE AN UPTICK OF VIOLENCE IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES, GUN VIOLENCE IN PARTICULAR. IT IS NOT OFF THE CHARTS, IT IS NOT LIKE THINGS WE HAVE SEEN IN YEARS PAST. NIPSEY IS AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL OF US. ANY LIFE LOST AS A LIFE TOO MANY. WE ASK EVERYBODY TO WORK TOGETHER AND TO STAND TOGETHER, AND TO FIGHT TOGETHER TO CREATE THE KIND OF STREETS AND COMMUNITIES THAT WE DESERVE TO LIVE IN. WHERE PEOPLE CAN LIVE OUT THEIR HIGHEST AND BEST POTENTIALS. THANK YOU YOU ALL SO MUCH. >> THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER. I LIKE TO ASK MARK THOMAS TO STEP FORWARD. IS BEEN ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE IN THE CITY WHEN HE SERVED ON THE CITY COUNCIL. TO WORK ON THOSE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS. HE IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST THREADS IN THE CITY. >> THANK YOU MR. MAYOR. AND COUNCILMAN. I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, COLLABORATING WITH THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES. TO DECLARE THAT WE PURSUE JUSTICE AND AT THE SAME TIME WE EMBRACE PEACE. THE UPTICK IN VIOLENCE HAS BEEN A REFERENCE AND IS INTOLERABLE. TRYING TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT. ANYTIME IT STRIKES IT SEEMS TO ME WE HAVE TO BE VIGILANT IN OUR PUSHBACK. I THINK WE HAVE TO BE IMAGINATIVE IN THAT REGARD. THROUGH TRADITIONAL POLICE AND METHODOLOGIES AND ALL THROUGH THROUGH ENHANCED METHODS THAT ARE TIME-TESTED IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. THAT IS ESSENTIALLY WHAT WILL MAKE THE ULTIMATE DIFFERENCE. WE HAVE TO DO MORE. THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES SETS THAT AS ITS GOAL AND OBJECTIVE. THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH RECOGNIZED THE UPTICK IN VIOLENCE TO BEING A MATTER OF ITS CONCERN, THEREFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION. THIS OFFICE IS DESIGNED TO DEAL WITH ISSUES OF NOT ONLY CONVENTION, BUT TREATMENT. FOR THOSE THAT ARE THE LOVED ONES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS AND OTHER VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE THAT DON'T RESULT IN FATALITIES. TODAY IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO >>> NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE TRAUMA THAT IS INFLICTED ON FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES PURSUANT TO VIOLENCE. THE ISSUE OF GUN VIOLENCE CANNOT BE MINIMALIZED. WE TEACH, WE PREACH, WE PRACTICETHE NOTION OF CONTROLLING THIS PHENOMENON NOW. IT SEEMS TO ME WE HAVE ANOTHER TO ACCELERATE IN TERMS OF WHATEVER COMMITMENTS ARE, AND SO THIS COMING FRIDAY, THE FIFTH, THERE WILL BE MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THIS REGARD THAT WE ARE FRANKLY IN PLACE PRIOR TO THIS TRAGIC DEATH THAT WE FOCUSED ON TODAY BUT ESSENTIALLY TO SAY OUR WORK IS CUT OUT FOR US AND WE WILL NOT SHRINK. WE WILL STEP UP TO THE RESPONSIBILITY, TO PURSUE MORE VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND OUR COMMUNITIES STARTING WITH THE AREA THAT IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS SOUTH LOS ANGELES, WHERE THE PROBLEM IS PERSISTENT AND WE CANNOT IGNORE THAT REALITY. OUR OBLIGATION IS TO ADDRESS IT AND DO SO WITH ALL OF OUR CAPACITY. THANK YOU VERY KINDLY. >>> THANK YOU, TO LEADERS IN PUBLIC SAFETY WHO OVERSEE ART CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AS I MENTIONED, MONICA RODRIGUEZ, AND THE PRESIDENT OF OUR POLICE COMMISSION, AND THE CIVILIANS THAT OVERSEE DEPARTMENT AND THAT SHE WILL GIVE US MORE DETAILS AND WE ASK FOR HELP AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. CHAIRWOMAN, AT EASE. >> THANK YOU, AS BEN STATED, WE ALL AGREE RIGHT NOW WITH THE TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND NIPSEY HUSSLE'S LOSS OF LIFE BUT WE DO NOT ALSO FORGET THE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE ALSO BEEN LOST AS A RESULT OF THE TRAGIC VIOLENCE THAT HAS OCCURRED ON OUR STREETS WEATHER IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES OR ANY OTHER PART OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE AS A COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER AND NOT COME BACK WITH VIOLENCE AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE HELP COLLABORATE WITH THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMET THROUGH THE COLLABORATION OF THE COMMUNITY AND OUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICER THAT WE WERE ABLE TO APPREHEND SUSPECTS IN A CASE IN MY DISTRICT BUT SO OFTENFAMILIES ARE NOT GETTING THE JUSTICE THAT THEY DESERVE AND APPREHENDING THE PERPETRATORS OF THE CRIMES THROUGHOUT THE CITY. IT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY FIND AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH LAPD TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP AND SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT THEY DO KNOW SO THAT WE CAN APPREHEND THE PERPETRATORS OF THESE HORRIFIC CRIMES AND MORE FAMILIES IN OUR CITY DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF LOSS. THERE ARE OFTEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO PLAY A ROLE AND WE INVITE YOU TO BE PART OF HOW WE ASSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR STREETS SO WE DO NOT LOSE ANY MORE OF OUR CHILDREN OR ANYONE MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY AND WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF US WITH THE LAPD AND THE CITY COUNCIL SO THAT WE CAN ASSURE THAT WE CREATE THE KIND OF ENVIRONMENTS THAT OUR TEAM WILL BE PROUD OF AND THAT WE ARE SAFE CITY AND IT IS IMPORTANT EVERYONE PLAYS A HAND IN COOPERATIVELY WORKING WITH US TO HELP CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL BE PROUD OF, CREATING THAT SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR KIDS AND GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITIES TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL. THANK YOU. >> SO I HAD A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT WAS QUITE SAD, QUITE UPSETTING, AND QUITE ANGRY. AND I WENT THROUGH MY EMAILS YESTERDAY AND I FOUND THE ORIGINAL EMAIL REQUESTING FROM NIPSEY HUSSLE AND BLACK NATION , REQUESTING TO ME TO SET UP A MEETING WITH THE CHIEF AND I WILL READ IT TO YOU. THIS WAS DATED FEBRUARY 26. OUR GOAL IS TO WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO HELP IMPROVE COMMUNICATION, RELATIONSHIPS, AND WORK TOWARDS CHANGING THE CULTURE AND DIALOGUE BETWEEN LAPD AND THE INTERCITY. WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR NEW PROGRAMS AND YOUR GOALS FOR THE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS HOW WE CAN HELP STOP GANG VIOLENCE AND HELP YOU HELP KIDS. SO IT TAKES TIME TO SET UP MEETINGS. WE SET UP YESTERDAY AND THE CHIEF CALLED ME ON SUNDAY AND TOLD ME THIS WAS 15 MINUTES AFTER THAT NIPSEY HUSSLE HAD BEEN ASSASSINATED. I WAS READY FOR THE MEETING. I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE MEETING. HERE WAS SOMEBODY COMING IN TO SAY HOW CAN WE HELP, HOW CAN WE BE A PARTNER, SO SUNDAY MORNING I TOOK OUT MY CLOTHES FOR MONDAYAND SAVE THE CHILDREN TIE. IT WAS ALREADY TO GO. AND I GOT THE CHIEFS CALL AND THEN I STARTED GETTING OTHER CALLS. I PUT OUT A NOTE OUT OF RESPECT, SAYING THIS HORRIBLE THING HAPPENED ONE DAY BEFORE EVERYONE HAD THIS MEETING. WHY COULDN'T WE HAVE HAD THE MEETING THE DAY BEFORE INSTEAD OF THAT? AND TO GET 10, 12 PEOPLE CRITICIZING ON THE EMAIL, PEOPLETHAT OF GOTTEN CONTACT, LOOKED AT THIS, BELIEVE IN BUILDING BRIDGES FOR 1 MILLION PEOPLE, FOR 15,000 PEOPLE, SO THE MEETING WILL HAPPEN AND IT WILL HAPPEN WHEN ROCK NATION AND NIPSEY HUSSLE'S FAMILY WILL COME TOGETHER AND I PROMISE YOUWHETHER FROM THE UPPER LEVELS OF THIS ARE FROM THE BOTTOM LEVEL OF THIS, THAT I WANT TO HELP DO WHAT HE WANTED TO DO AND HE WANTED US TO DO THAT AND SO DID THESE PEOPLE WHO CONTACTED ME. THANK YOU. >> CHIEF MOORE WILL BRIEF THE CONTEXT ABOUT THIS KILLING AS WELL AS CRIME IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES RIGHT NOW, PARTICARLY IN THE 77th DIVISION AND NEARBY AND SHE WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. SUPERVISOR DAWSON, CONSTABLE RODRIGUEZ AND OUR STAFF AND WE JOIN AS ALL OF LOS ANGELES DOES IN A SOMBER DAY IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SENSELESS -- ANOTHER SENSELESS HOMICIDE OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO POSED SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY TO STEP INTO A CONVERSATION TO HELP THE CITY WORK ITS WAY THROUGH A SICKNESS, A CHALLENGE, A SEEMINGLY TRAGIC LOVE AFFAIR WITH GUN VIOLENCE. TODAY'S CONVERSATION IS A BROADER CONTEXT BECAUSE THERE ARE MOMENTS IN TIME THAT YOU HAVE AS INDIVIDUALS, WHETHERTHE ACHIEVE OR POLICE OFFICER OR MEMBER OF THE MEDIA OR YOU LOOK DOWN ON A MESSAGE OR YOU HEAR A CALL AND YOU FIND IT -- YOU TAKE A SECOND GUESS OR TAKE A SECOND LOOK. SUNDAY AFTERNOON WAS THAT FOR ME. SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THIS DEPARTMENT, THE LAST THREE MONTHS, HAD SEEN AN ERROR WHERE WE SAW THE SECOND FEWEST NUMBER OF HOMICIDES IN THE CITY AND MORE THAN 50 YEARS. WE SAW A REDUCTION IN OVERALL VIOLENT CRIME. WE SAW 35 FEWER GANG RELATED HOMICIDES AND 59 FEWER GANG RELATED SHOOTINGS. YET AS I HAD REPORTED APPROXIMATELY 2 TO 3 WEEKS AGO, WE BEGAN SEEING AN INCREASE IN GANG RELATED VIOLENCE AND IN SHOOTING VIOLENCE THAT WAS STARTING TO TREND IN A MANNER THAT WAS CAUSING US CONCERNS. AS AN ORGANIZATION THAT LOOKS AT SAFETY ACROSS THIS COMMUNITY EACH DAY AND WORKS TO ALIGN ITS RESOURCES TO IDENTIFY THOSE LOCATIONS THAT NEED US MOST AND WE PARTNER WITH OUR COMMUNITY COALITIONS AND THE TASK FORCE, YESTERDAY I WAS AT THE BAPTIST MINISTERS CONFERENCE AND OUR GREAT INTERVENTION PREVENTION RESOURCES. SUNDAY AFTERNOON WE HAD THOSE ALL IN PLAY BECAUSE WE HAD SEEN A WEEK OF VIOLENCE IT EVEN TOOK WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE FIRST COUPLE WEEKS OF MARCH TO A HIGHER LEVEL, PARTICULARLY IN SUTH LOS ANGELES. WEDNESDAY, WE MET WITH THE COALITION WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT WE HAD SEEN AN OVERALL REDUCTION IN VIOLENCE, STILL FEWER HOMICIDES AND MORE THAN 300 FEWER VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES, WE HAVE SEEN A RECENT INCREASE IN SHOOTING VIOLENCE IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES IN 77th AND IMPACTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN IN PARTICULAR. IT WAS CAUSING US, THROWING CONCERNS, AND WE NEEDED THOSE COALITIONS, THOSE FAITH LEADERS, THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT ARE WORKING TO BE PEACEMAKERS IN OUR COMMUNITIES, WE NEED THEM TO STEP FORWARD AND MONDAY, WHILE IT WAS NOT PICKING UP MY CLOSE ON SUNDAY, I GENERALLY WHERE A PREDESIGNED OUTFIT BUT ON SUNDAY, I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MONDAY CONVERSATION BECAUSE THERE IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS DEPARTMENT TO FIND GROUND IN WHICH STRATEGIES AND ADVOCATES AND PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY COULD STEP INTO A CONVERSATION OF HOW TO STEM THIS VIOLENCE. TODAY, WE STILL ARE BELOW OUR ALL-TIME HIGHS BUT NIPSEY HUSSLE REPRESENTS THE ENORMITY OF THE LIVES WE HAVE LOST AND I FELT, AS I LOOKED AT THAT MESSAGE FROM LA FIRE, AND TOLD ME WE HAD THREE ADDITIONAL SHOOTING VICTIMS THAT HAD JUST OCCURRED AT SLOSH IN AND CRENSHAW, I WAS READING YET AND WHERE I WAS AT AND I SAW THE NAME NIPSEY HUSSLE AND I LOOKED AT THAT AGAIN AND I LOOKED AT IT AGAIN AND IT WAS LIKE I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WAS LIKE IT JUST DROVE THE ADDED VIOLENCE EVEN THAT MUCH MORE'S SEVERE. SO I AM DEVASTATED WITH THAT BECAUSE THIS IS A VOICE THAT WAS TRYNG TO HELP. IT WAS INVESTING IN HIS COMMUNITY BUT AM ALSO HERE BECAUSE SUNDAY THAT MORNING, I WAS AT -- WITH MY WIFE, NEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH WHERE THE SENIOR PASTOR SANDRA STANDS AS SOMEONE WHO STANDS FOR PEACE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY AND I AM ENCOURAGED BY THE MEETING OF NOT GIVING UP AND FINDING HOPE AND TODAY I'M GOING TO TALK MOMENTARILY ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AT ON THIS INVESTIGATION OF THIS MAN WE BELIEVE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KILLING OF NIPSEY HUSSLE AND ALSO ENCOURAGED BY WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE SHOOTING, WHAT HAS CONTINUED OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO THIS MORNING, AND THAT IS A COMMUNITY COALITION AND A TASK FORCE, FAITH LEADERS, COMMUNITY ADVOCATES, GREAT INTERVENTION PREVENTION'S HAVE STEPPED UP DOUBLE TO NOT ALLOW THIS TO BE HIJACKED BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WOULD WANT TO EXACT FURTHER VIOLENCE AND I AM ALSO THANKFUL FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF LAPD WHO HAVE DONE ON A PARALLEL COURSE, THEY HAVE INVESTIGATED THIS AGGRESSIVELY, WITH RELENTLESSNESS, UTILIZING WITNESS STATEMENTS, VIDEO EVIDENCE, CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED TO THIS POINT BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW THE INDIVIDUAL WE BELIEVE RESPONSIBLE AND I WANT TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY OUR MEN AND WOMEN HAVE BEEN IN OUR COMMUNITIES, NOT JUST ON THE SHOOTING VIOLENCE OR THIS HAM ASIDE BUT OTHER VIOLENCE IN 77th TO TRY TO QUELL FURTHER ACTS AND THEY HAVE BEEN SO WHILE FACILITATING A VIGIL ON WHAT I BELIEVE IS SACRED GROUND AND LAST NIGHT, AS WE SAW THE NIGHT BEFORE, SUCH EMOTIONS AND HIGH INTENSITY OF PEOPLE GRIEVING, WE CAN SEE INSTANCES IN WHICH TURMOIL OR ALTERCATIONS OR FIGHTS WILL ERUPT AND I AM PROUD OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF MY DEPARTMENT WORKING WITH OUR FAITH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO HAVE FACILITATED THOSE AND AT THE SAME TIME DID THEIR BEST WORK TO PROVIDE FOR THE SAFETY AND LAST NIGHT WAS THE MOST RECENT EXAMPLE AND TODAY WE HAVE REDOUBLED AND GONE BACK AT THIS AGAIN TO HAVE THIS COMMUNIY LED VIGIL AND FOR THOSE THAT WOULD ATTEND, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE, I JUST ASK FOR YOU TO BRING PEACE, BRING PEACE, AND NOT ALLOW THIS SACRED GROUND TO BE THE SITE OF ANY FURTHER VIOLENCE. REGARDING WHERE WE ARE AT ON THE HOMICIDE AND THIS TRAGIC DEATH OF NIPSEY HUSSLE, WE HAVE PROVIDED A PRESS EFFORT AND WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE DAS OFFICE TO SEEK THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO OBTAIN A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST AND WE BELIEVE WITH PROBABLE CAUSE AND A DEGREE OF CERTAINTY THAT ON SUNDAY AT 3:20 PM NIPSEY HUSSLE AND TWO OTHER MALES WERE STANDING IN FRONT OF HIS STORE AS HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT MR. HOLDER WALKED UP ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS AND ENGAGED IN A CONVERSATION WITH NIPSEY HUSSLE AND THE OTHERS THAT WERE THERE. HE LEFT AND THEN CAME BACK AND CAME BACK ARMED WITH A HANDGUN AND PURPOSELY AND REPEATEDLY FIRED STRIKING AND KILLING NIPSEY HUSSLE AS WELL AS STRIKING AND INJURING THE OTHER TWO. ONE REQUIRING THEM TO BE HOSPITALIZED TO NEARBY HOSPITAL AND THE OTHER SUFFERING A WOUND THAT WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE. MR. HOLDER, WE HAVE IDENTIFIED HIM THROUGH AT THIS POINT AVAILABLE VIDEO EVIDENCE, STATEMENTS, AND INFORMATION WE ARE GETTING FROM OUR COMMUNITY. I CANNOT THINK ENOUGH THAT THE COMMUNITY IS THE ONE WHO IS HELPING US SOLVE THIS CASE AS IN EVERY CASE. IT IS A COMMUNITY'S ENGAGEMENT THAT MAKES OUR LIVES SAFER, THAT PROVIDES JUSTICE FOR THESE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES. MR. HOLDER ENTERED THE PASTOR'S SIDE OF A 2016 CHEVY CRUZ, A WHITE FOUR-DOOR VEHICLE WITH A LICENSE PLATE AT RJD 742 AND THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN BY AN IDENTIFIED WOMAN THAT WAS LOCATED IN THE ALLEY ADJACENT TO THAT MINI MALL STRIP CENTER, WHERE THEY FLED FROM THE SCENE. WE HAVE INDICATED AND CONTINUE TO SEEK THE PUBLIC'S HELP AND ASSIST IN TWOFOLD, PEOPLE THAT WERE AT THAT SCENE OR HAVE INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THAT SCENE THAT CAN HELP IDENTIFY FURTHER AND PROVIDE IS EVIDENCE OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SENSELESS MURDER, WE ASK THAT YOU CALL OUR HOMICIDE DETECTIVES DAY OR NIGHT. WE ARE ALSO USING CRIMESTOPPERS AND YOU CAN REPORT ANONYMOUSLY. WE ARE NOT DONE GATHERING EVIDENCE ON THIS HORRIFIC SHOOTING. SECONDARILY, WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO HELP US IDENTIFY AND APPREHEND MR. HOLDER. HE IS ARMED WITH A HANDGUN, SENSELESS MURDER, THIS EXPRESSION OF VIOLENCE REPRESENTS THAT THIS IS A MAN WHO WAS OF SUBSTANTIAL RISK TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND WILLING TO USE VIOLENCE AND WE WANT TO SEE THAT STOP AND WE NEED TO IDENTIFY HIM AND MR. HOLDER WHO I AM CONFIDENT IS WATCHING THIS AND IS LISTENING TO THESE MEDIA ACCOUNTS AS THIS IS SPREAD NOT ONLY THIS REGION BUT AROUND THIS WORLD I ASK THEM TO SURRENDER, TO FIND A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, TO TWIST STATION, AND SURRENDER AND TO DEFEND HIMSELF AS HE FEELS APPROPRIATE BUT TO STOP THIS, TO STOP THIS FROM CONTINUING. LET ME COMMENT BRIEFLY IN REGARDS TO THE CONTEXT OF THIS INCREASE IN VIOLENCE. SO JANUARY AND FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, THE CITY AVERAGED APPROXIMATELY 13 SHOOTING VICTIMS A WEEK AND THAT NUMBER, WHILE IT MAY SOUND HIGH IS ACTUALLY FOR DELHI POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY OF ANGELS WAS AT AND BELOW LAST YEAR'S NUMBER AND THE YEAR BEFORE, SUBSTANTIALLY. MARCH, WE SAW THAT NUMBER DOUBLETO 26 ON AVERAGE. AND NEARLY ENTIRELY THAT INCREASE WAS IN 77th AREA OF SOUTH LOS ANGELES. 77th IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, THEY EXPERIENCE UNDER FIVE SHOOTINGS A WEEK. THAT NUMBER EXPANDED TO NEARLY 15 ON AVERAGE A WEEK IN THE MONTH OF MARCH. MUCH OF IT IS GAINING IN FACT NEARLY ALL OF IT IS GANG-RELATED. NIPSEY HUSSLE'S DEATH AND HIS TRAGIC SHOOTING , I HAVE NO INFORMATION TODAY THAT HAS THAT INVOLVED IN THIS OTHER SHOOTING VIOLENCE AND THAT NEEDS TO BE STRESSED. WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE IS NOT JUST A SHOOTING OF A HIP-HOP ARTIST, A PROFOUND VIGIL COMING BACK TO GET BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY. WHAT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT AS CHIEF AND IN OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE AS WELL IS WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THIS INCREASED SHOOTING VIOLENCE BECAUSE IT IS NOT JUST A DISPUTE OVER A PERSONAL MATTER. THIS IS GANG VIOLENCE WE ARE SEEING PARTICULARLY IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES BUT ALSO ON THE WEST SIDE AND OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY THAT WE NEED TO REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS AND KEEP WORKING TOWARDS INTERVENING AND FINDING WAYS TO RESOLVE DISPUTESWITHOUT PEOPLE RESULTING TO A BULLET WITH NO NAME ON IT. SO WITH THAT, THE GROUP WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS AND I REMIND AS THE MAYOR INDICATED THAT WE FOCUS A LOT OF EFFORT AND ENERGY IN REMARKS AND OUR REMARKS THAT THIS REMAINS ONE OF THE SAFEST TIMES IN LOS ANGELES BUT WE DO NOT REACH THAT SAFETY BY APATHY OR MINIMIZING WHAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US. EACH OF THESE LIVES MATTER AND HER COMMITMENT AS A DEPARTMENT, MY ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO ARE PROUD OF THEIR WORK AND INVESTMENT, OUR COMMUNITY AND FAITH LEADERS, WE ARE RELENTLESS AND WE WILL NOT GIVE UP AND SEEING THAT OUR COMMUNITIES ARE SAFE. THANK YOU. AT THIS POINT, ALSO I KNOW -- >> WE WILL HAVE SPANISH STATEMENT AT THE END. >> OUR INVESTIGATION BASED ON WITNESS STATEMENTS AND THE BACKGROUND OF THOSE THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED, WE BELIEVE THIS TO BE A DISPUTE BETWEEN NIPSEY HUSSLE AND MR. HOLDER. I AM NOT GOING TO GO INTO THE CONVERSATIONS BUT IT APPEARS TO BE A PERSONAL MATTER BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM IN REGARDS TO DISPUTE AND I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT. I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED MR. HOLDER BECAUSE BASED ON TODAY, BASED ON YESTERDAY, WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS, WE BELIEVE THEM TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS KILLING AND I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY, WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY AS LAW ENFORCEMENT TO WORK TO ENSURE THE PUBLIC IS MADE AWARE OF THAT AS WELL AS OUR OFFICERS AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO MAY CROSS THIS INDIVIDUAL WHO IS ARMED WITH A HANDGUN AND WILLING TO USE SUCH VIOLENCE. WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE DAS OFFICE AND I DO NOT WISH TO PREJUDICE THIS CASE OR UNDERMINE ITS SUCCESS BY GOING INTO TOO MUCH DETAIL RELATIVE TO THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES. AGAIN, THEY AREÃWE BELIEVE THEY WERE KNOWN TO EACH OTHER. LET ME CLARIFY AND TALK ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE EVENTS OF LAST NIGHT THE VIGILS, I WAS AT THE SCENE AND I AM PROUD OF THE WORK AND INTERVENTIONS AND PREVENTION OUR FAITH LEADERS THAT WERE THERE TO ORCHESTRATE AND SUPPORT AND ORGANIZE THAT SPONTANEOUS VIGIL AND THE CONDUCT OF THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WAS WELL. THEY WERE GRIEVING AND STRUGGLING THROUGH THAT. A LITTLE AFTER 8:00 LAST NIGHT, IT APPEARS BASED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAVE TODAY THAT AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE CROWD WAS ARMED WITH A HANDGUN, THAT HE PRODUCED THAT HANDGUN AS A MEANS OF DISPLAYING IT OR BRANDISHING IT OR SHOWING IT AND WE HAVE NO INFORMATION THAT HE MEANT -- THAT HE SHOT AND WENT WITH IT BUT ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL THERE SEEING THAT IN RECOGNIZING THE DANGER OF THAT ATTEMPTED TO DISARM HIM AND IN THAT STRUGGLE, THAT CAUSED PANIC IN THAT GROUP OF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AND A CASCADE OR STAMPEDE IF YOU WILL OF PEOPLE HOPING TO LEAVE AND NOT SUFFER ANY INJURY, AS THEY FLED THAT LOCATION, WE HAD A SERIES OF FALLS AND TRIPS AND INJURIES FROM THE GLASS AND OTHER MATERIALS THAT WERE THERE THAT WAS THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE INJURIES THAT WE SAW, CUT INJURIES FROM FALLS, SPRAINS, ANGLES AND SO FORTH. WE DID HAVE ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO REPORTEDLY WAS STABBED. THEY DO NOT HAVE A DISRUPTION OF WHO THEY BELIEVE STABBED THEM AND WE ARE OPERATING THAT THE STABBING OCCURRED AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THAT. LATER, ABOUT 11:00 LAST NIGHT, WE HAD TWO WOMEN WHO ARRIVED AT THE HOSPITAL, INITIALLY REPORTED A DIFFERENT LOCATION AND STATED THAT THEY HAD BEEN SHOT. THEY LATER ARTICULATED THAT THEY WERE AT THE VIGIL WHEN THE SHOOTING OCCURRED. WE HAD A COMMANDER ON SCENE AT THE EVENT, WHEN THIS EVENT UNFOLDED, THAT WAS 50 FEET AWAY FROM WHERE THE VIGIL WAS OCCURRING AND WE DO NOT HAVE ANY REPORT OF GUNFIRE BEING HEARD. WE WILL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE NATURE OF THE INJURIES OF TWO WOMEN AND AM NOT QUESTIONING THEIR ACCOUNT BUT AT THIS POINT I AM LACKING INFORMATION THAT A SHOOTING OCCURRED. WHAT IS CRITICAL AND I AM SO THANKFUL, AGAIN, THAT THE CONDUCT OF RESTRAINT BY OUR OFFICERS WHO TOOK A NUMBER OF BOTTLES. WE HAD A SERGEANT THAT TOOK SUTURES TO HIS HAND FROM A SERIOUS CUT OF ITEMS THAT WERE THROWN AT THE POLICE. OUR OFFICERS EXERCISED TREMENDOUS RESTRAINT AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH VARIOUS REPS AND IT IS OF THE COMMUNITY AND COALITIONS TO ESTABLISH AND REESTABLISH CONTROL AND THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE. OVER THE NIGHT, WE HAVE WORKED WITH TONY MOHAMMED FROM THE NATION OF ISLAM, FROM THE MAYOR'S CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM, FROM MS. TREMBLEY FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE GRADE AND FAITH LEADERS TO GO CLEAN THAT AREA AND TO REMOVE THE TRASH AND DEBRIS AND TO PACKAGE OR SAFEGUARD THE ITEMS OF MEMORIAL THAT WERE NOT DAMAGED FOR THE FAMILY AND TO ESTABLISH REESTABLISH AGAIN A PROCESS IN WHICH PEOPLE WHO WISH TO VISIT THAT MEMORIAL, THAT VIGIL, ARE ALLOWED TO DO SO IN AN ORGANIZED MATTER. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL REMAIN IN THE AREA AND OUR OFFICERS WILL REMAIN ON STANDBY BUT AGAIN I AM PROUD OF THE WORK OF OUR COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS AND ORGANIZERS AS THEY ORGANIZE AND ADMINISTER AND ALLOW LA TO GRIEVE AND PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE RESPONDED TO THIS LOCATION OUR EFFORT TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS AND WE HOPE TO GO SEE THAT LAST NIGHT IS THE LAST NIGHT OF ANY TOUCH OF INSTANCES THAT WE SAW. WE DO BELIEVE THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE, WE ARE INTERESTED IN IDENTIFYING AND APPREHENDING THAT INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATING THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN CULPABILITY FOR THIS MURDER. [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> THE ONLY PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT I WILL MAKE IS THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS, MR. HOLDER AND THENTHE FEMALE THAT WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE, AND AFFORDED HIM THE ESCAPE FROM THE LOCATIONARE OF PRIMARY INTEREST. LET ME CAUTION ANYONE THAT WOULD GIVE MR. HOLDER OR THEY HAVE KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE DRIVER AND WITH AID AND ABET THEM FROM BEING FOUND, WE WILL PURSUE AND VIGOROUSLY PROSECUTE THEM FOR THAT HARBORING. THERE SHOULD BE NO SAFE HAVEN FOR THIS INDIVIDUAL. HE POSES AN IMMINENT RISK TO PUBLIC SAFETY AS WELL AS SHOULD FACE JUSTICE IN REGARDS TO HIS ACTIONS. >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> THERE IS A TURN OR PHRASE WHEN YOU SAY GANG-RELATED OR GETTING MOTIVATED. WE KNOW MR. NIPSEY HUSSLE HAD EARLIER INVOLVEMENT IN MEMBERSHIP WITH A STREET GANG IN LOS ANGELES AND WE BELIEVE MR. HOLDER IS A MEMBER OF A STREET GANG. I AM NOT GOING TO IDENTIFY STREET GANGS BY NAME I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IS AN APPROPRIATE THING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS TO DO. OUR EXECUTIVE BUT THE ASPECT OF THE NATURE OF THIS IS NOT TO OUR INFORMATION ANYTHING RELATIVE TO RIVALRIES BETWEEN GANGS BUT RATHER A DISPUTE BETWEEN TWO INDIVIDUALS. >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I AM GOING TO LIMIT OUR REMARK. WE'LL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION AS IT DEVELOPS TO HIS BACKGROUND. AGAIN, I WANT -- THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS HIS IDENTITY AND TO LOCATE AND APPREHEND HIM. I WISH TO PROVIDE HIM EVERY FAIRRIGHT TO DUE PROCESS AND SO FORTH AND AM I GOING TO PAINT HIM IN ANY FASHION BEYOND WHAT I HAVE DESCRIBED. >> YOU PUT HIS PICTURE OUT AND GOT A COUPLE HOURS ON HIM. DO BELIEVE THE SUSPECT IS STILL IN THE AREA AND THE WOMAN POSSIBLY IN THE AREA? >> THE MOMENT THE SHOOTING OCCURRED, THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE, WE KNEW WHO THEY WERE. THEY KNEW THEIR INVOLVEMENT. WHETHER OR NOT IF THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR UNDERSTANDING INFLUENCED THEIR FLIGHT OR IF THEY EVEN HAVE FLED THE AREA IS OF INTEREST TO ME BUT MY PRIMARY ISSUE IS WILL PROVIDE FOR BOTH CONTINGENCIES. THEY HAVE FLED, WE WILL PURSUE. IF THEY'RE HERE LOCALLY OR THEY HAVE GONE TO OTHER LOCATIONS, APPRECIATE THE MEDIA'S EFFORTS OF STRESSING TO ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY'S BOTH LOCALLY AND OTHERWISE BUT IF YOU KNOW WHERE THIS MAN IS AT, OR THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE, PLEASE CONTACT LAPD SO WE MAY GO OUT AND FIND HIS ARREST. WE HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION? >> THERE A COUPLE VIDEOS, SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS -- >> WE ARE VERY AWARE OF THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY BY A NUMBER OF PARTIES. WE SAW THE HORRIFIC ATTACKS IN NEW CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND, WHERE A GUNMAN USED SOCIAL MEDIA LIVE STREAM AND ATTACK. WE KNOW THAT THOSE ARE INVOLVED IN THESE TYPES OF VIOLENCE AND HAS A CERTAIN PERVERSE SICKNESS, WHERE THEY USE SOCIAL MEDIA AS A PLATFORM AND LEGITIMACY IS IDENTIFIED IS SOMETIMES IN QUESTION BUT LET ME JUST BE CLEAR WE ARE USING EVERY INVESTIGATIVE TOOL, EVERY CONSTITUTIONALLY AFFORDED TOOL FOR US TO USE AND ACCESS SOCIAL MEDIA TO IDENTIFY A PERSON RESPONSIBLE AND I ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC HOWEVER TO USE A SKEPTICAL EYE AND EAR WHEN THEY LOOK AT SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRY TO GARNER FACTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BECAUSE IT IS FILLED WITH MISINFORMATION. THANK YOU ALL. >> HOLD ON, WE WILL TALK TO THE SPANISH MEDIA AND THEY CAN HAVE A CLEAN SHOT REAL QUICK. >> YOU HAVE LISTENED TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICIALS INCLUDING THE MAYOR ALONG WITH POLICE OFFICIALS GIVING AN UPDATE ON THE SHOOTING OF RAPPER NIPSEY HUSSLE. IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE GANG-RELATED IS WHAT OFFICIALS HAVE SAID. THERE ALSO QUESTIONS RELATED TO INJURIES THAT WERE SUSTAINED DURING A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR THE WRAPPER IN LOS ANGELES AND POLICE ARE SAYING THAT THERE ARE SOME INJURIES BUT NONE APPEAR TO BE RESULTING FROM THE FIRING OF A WEAPON. THERE WERE NO GUNS THAT WERE PART OF A SOMEBODY DID SHOW A HANDGUN WHICH LED TO THE PANIC. THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE NEWS COVERAGE OF THIS TRAGIC DEATH IN OUR LEADER HOURS ON CBSN AND TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS. WE GO TO CAPITAL WHERE SIX HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRS ARE WARNING ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BAR THEY WILL ISSUE SUBPOENAS TOMORROW FOR SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER'S FULL REPORT. TODAY MARKS THE FIRST ADVANTAGE GIVEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HAND OVER THE REPORT AND THIS COMES AS THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEEIS DISCUSSING WHETHER TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS IN REGARDS TO WHETHER SECURITY CLEARANCES WERE GRANTED DESPITE RED FLAGS. WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THIS. >>> THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IS VOTING ON WHETHER TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS TO INVESTIGATE HOW WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S SON-IN-LAW JARED KUSHNER, RECEIVED TOP LEVEL SECURITY CLEARANCES. THE WHITE HOUSE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY CANNOT STONEWALL AND SAW THIS COMMITTEE FOR MONTHS. >> DEMOCRATS WANT YOUR TEST MONEY FROM CARL KLEIN THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE PERSONAL SECURITY OFFICE ABOUT THE REPORTED IRREGULARITIES IN THE SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS. INVESTIGATION HEATED UP AFTER TRICIA NEWBOLD A SECURITY ADVISOR AT THE WHITE HOUSE TOLD LAWMAKERS THAT CLEARANCES WERE DENIED FOR 25 OFFICIALS BUT LATER OVERTURNED. >> SHE CAME FORWARD BECAUSE THE SYSTEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SO DYSFUNCTIONAL THAT SHE BELIEVES THAT CONGRESS NEEDS TO INTERVENE. >> REPUBLICANS SAY THE ALLEGATIONS BY NEWBOLD WERE OVERBLOWN AND CHERRY PICKED >> YOU HAVE A BIG METAL AND PRESS RELEASE AFTER INTERVIEWING WHAT WITNESS AND THAT IS HOW WE WILL DO INVESTIGATIONS IN THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IN HER INTERVIEW MONDAY NIGHT KUSHNER SAID HE HAS DONE EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. >> I'VE BEEN ACCUSED OF ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF THINGS AND ALL THESE THINGS HAVE TURNED OUT TO BE FALSE. >> PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS DENIED ANY INVOLVEMENT IN GRANTING KUSHNER'S SECURITY CLEARANCE. >>> WE WILL BE BACK. YOU ARE STREAMING CBSN, CBS NEWS ALWAYS ON. >>> NANCY PELOSI IS DEFENDING FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AFTER A SECOND WOMAN CLAIMED HE TOUCHED HER NOBLY. HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID ABOUT WHETHER THE ALLEGATIONS DISQUALIFIED BIDEN FROM A PRESUMED PRESIDENTIAL RUN IN 2020. >> I DO NOT THINK IT IS DISQUALIFYING. I THINK THEIR INTENTION -- HE IS AN AFFECTIONATE PERSON TO CHILDREN AND SENIOR CITIZENS AND TO EVERYONE. THAT IS JUST THE WAY HE IS BUT THAT IS NOT THE WAY IT IS. PEOPLE WILL IS IMPORTANT AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS HOW THEY RECEIVE IT, NOT NECESSARILY HOW YOU INTENDED IT. >> THE COMMENTS AFTER THE MOST RECENT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST BIDEN FROM A WOMAN WHO USED TO WORK FOR A CONNECTICUT CONGRESSWOMAN SAYS BIDEN RUBBED HIS NOSE AGAINST HERS AT A FUNDRAISER NEARLY A DECADE AGO AND WE HAVE MORE WHAT SAID THIS SECOND WOMAN TO SPEAK UP. >> Reporter: AMY LAPPOS IS A FORMER CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER SAID THAT SHE MET HIM AT A FUNDRAISER IN 2009. LAST NIGHT, SHE DESCRIBED THE CBS NEWS WHAT SHE SAYS HAPPENED TOWARDS THE END OF THAT EVENT. >> HE TOOK SOME PICTURES AND THEN HE CAME OVER AND HE PUT HIS HANDS AROUND MY HEAD AND PULLED ME IN AND AS HE WAS DOING THAT, I WAS LIKE, OKAY, HE IS GOING TO KISS ME AND I WAS LIKE MY OKAY WITH THIS? I DO NOT KNOW. AM I OKAY WITH THIS? WHAT IS HE DOING? AND THEN OUR NOSES TOUCHED AND HE RUBBED NOS

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85 Thoughts to “Nipsey Hussle murder investigation: LAPD press conference, live stream”

  1. Mic Billz

    Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle …it’s so sad.

  2. Mic Billz

    Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle …it’s so sad.

  3. MEGA M.A.G.A

    Just like prodigy. Truthseekers being murdered enough is enough.

  4. NRA Forever

    Good riddance to yet another criminal

  5. Shortythepresident

    The ironic thing is….. The only people that can save Eric Holder’s life now is the police. His head is wanted by every gang member in L.A. And even when he get’s busted he will have to worry about his own life in prison constantly. What a stupid thing to do.

  6. 300zx 28

    The safest city in America cali that’s alot of bull

    1. J Clm

      300zx 28 meant ‘gated communitys’……

  7. Good Morning

    Rest in peace to a real one! I 🔯♌🆙🆗🆒🆖✅🔥🕞🗿🚾💍🅿💒🍒🍑🍃🍀🌹🌿🌻🌺🌴🌱🌲🌺🌼🌹🍈🍇🍈🍁🍂⛅🌈☀🌚🌎🌐🌋🌆🌇😡😕😑🔕😈🔫💉?🎸🎷🎤🎧🎯🎭🎦🎨🎬📷🃏📂📁?🔬😑😴😨🙈🙉🙊😵😇😘💞💞💕💕💝👌?😎💪😎🙋🙅👦💀?👀✌✌

  8. MEGA M.A.G.A

    Also he was working on exposing the shadow elite and big pharma.

    1. Lisa R

      Unless he was promoting a whole food vegetarian diet…. He was wasting his time.
      Vegetarianism.
      That is the best weapon one has to staying healthy.

  9. B C

    @16:20
    Deep & sad!

  10. Lisa R

    If he and other ghetto men REALLY cared about poor women and children, their message should be “Stop dating and marrying us poor ghetto men, thugs, gangstas and uneducated fools. Don’t be dung diggers! Do you see Lisa being a dung digger? No, she was in and out of the ghetto in just 5 years thanks to her real estate company owning husband. Stop dating and marrying drunks, druggies, thugs, Orderlies, Motor Vehicle Operators, Barbers, Bakers, Cooks, Telemarketers, Stock Clerks and Order Fillers, Baggage Porters and Bellhops, Packers and Packagers, short order and fast food Cooks, Cleaners, Hotel Desk Clerks, Amusement and Recreation park Attendants, Dishwashers, Bartenders, Food Servers etc!!!
    Why are you wasting billions of dollars on cosmetics TO ATTRACT US LOSERS? You can attract us with a mud mask and hair rollers.
    Instead, go out and give children educated successful fathers and step fathers.
    Business owners and tycoons, heirs, Financial Analysts, Astronomers, Economists, Mathematicians, Lawyers, Financial Managers, Petroleum Engineers, Judges, Magistrate Judges, Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers, Chief Executives, Architectural and Engineering Managers, Dentists, Psychiatrists, Physicians and Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Veterinarians etc. The way you get more children in tech is by MARRYING more men in tech. It’s called role model”

    If the above message gets out to the poor people I WILL HAVE DONE MORE FOR THE POOR THAN ANY CRIP OR GOON WILL HAVE DONE!

    Many Inner city kids are oppressed by their moms bad taste in dads.

    This is strictly my opinion

  11. Music 4TheReal

    He Put LA on the same way Pac, Eazy E and The game, Did much more then many rappers and y’all didn’t show him any love it’s 2019 and another gang related crime maybe a setup by undercover informants y’all O.G blood and crip gangsters got to regulate your streets better these talented voices that speak the truth about your streets are getting killed by their own people and the white government is happy all y’all doing is hurting yourselves and the next generation. Because of hate and jealousy at least Pac was trying to put in a truce treaty and regulate the streets back in the 90s with Matulu and NWA rappers like ice cube and no one listened they fear the white man but it’s my own kind doing the killings here

  12. Remon Rice

    Am happy to see the old masters doing there part because black lives really matter

  13. Music 4TheReal

    How can you say that it’s the safest city in America

    1. J Clm

      Music 4TheReal says it from behind a ‘ gated community’….

  14. JAMES ACUNA

    See gangstas can make a change not only for themselves but for the community RIP Nipsey hussle

    1. Krispy Kreme

      Yes but it was too late. His past killed him. Dont gang bang

  15. MEGA M.A.G.A

    Hip hop & rap culture claims another’s life. Rap culture is a death cult. The elites love this. R.I.P.

  16. Ricky Fontaine

    Thanks Los Angeles and some white people for acknowledging Nipsey was trying to do good he wasnt some black gangbanger
    / rapper out there hurting his community he was trying to do good.. Some of the comments ive read from racist are terrible this is a man who wasn’t doing crime and shooting he lost his life a family lost a son a dad its horrible.. Have a good day
    R.i.p. Nipsey🙏

    1. Lisa R

      Not all black people think Crips are heros. STFU

  17. Minouche Jean

    Senseless violence…n what make this even worse they bite the hands that feeds u n straight out his kid’s mouth also

  18. Clay Potter

    Anybody old enough to remember the great Nipsey Russell? I wonder how he’d feel about having his name bastardized.

  19. msjay84

    Nipsey’s influence reaches far and I hope that it continues to even in death. The marathon isn’t finished 🏁. Travel light Nipsey! Love & Light to those in mourning.

  20. kwood68

    Great press conference! !

  21. Triston Paynes

    AMEN!!! LET HIS WORK CONTINUE BC HE WAS JUST GETTIN STARTED!!! WE’RE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD….A MUCH BIGGER PICTURE MENTALLY BEYOND OUR REACH BUT ALWAYS WITHIN OUR REACH SO LETS ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE NO MATTER UR RACE OR RELIGION…WE’RE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD LETS START GOIN BY THE SOUL N HEART OF A PERSON💙MAY HIS BODY REST IN PEACE, MAY HIS SOUL BE WITH GOD, AND HIS BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT LIVE ON💙💙💙💙

  22. abarronboy

    Is anyone surprised ?

  23. Bryan Hirsch

    In real life your past can catch up with you’.
    . you know he raped” murdered” robbed” he’s in God’s judgement now

  24. C J

    Dindus are nuts hahahaha

  25. Jr Woodson

    I don’t believe you. But your doing your JOB.

    1. Anaja Brooks

      Jr Woodson what do you mean🙄

  26. Ch Oo K

    They snitched on him?

  27. Jr Woodson

    Some people will get this some won’t. But what did the joker tell two face on that bed in 2008. Because this is what it remains me of I’m sorry.

  28. A. Junior De los Santos

    What if he was a Trump supporter.

    1. MEGA M.A.G.A

      He probably would of lived longer.

  29. willowmylove

    Wow this man is a great speaker

  30. Robert Young

    Naw Nip! 😢

  31. John Doe

    Detroit loved Nippsey……….R.I.P

    1. Martin Smith

      https://youtu.be/lLP6SMOJdkY
      As reported 13 hours ago stay woken

  32. Debbie Coats

    😢😢😇

  33. Face to face Lee

    God you take and you gave we are grateful for blessing our life with a man of his word a man that said no matter where I came from I’ll do all I can to help those who I love ❤️🙏🏾😞😪😭😭😭 GOD WE ASK THAT YOU HEAL THE HEART OF HIS FAMILY AND FANS .. REST WILL BROTHER GOD KNOWS BETTER WE ARE HURTING BUT WE KNOW ON THIS EARTH 🌍 WE ARE NOT MEANT TO STAY.

    1. The Loud Guy

      ❤️❤️❤️

    2. The Loud Guy

      Face to face Lee truss Family

    3. Optical Popsicle

      Are you my generations Grace Jones…?

  34. Gnome Sane

    Are we supposed to halt the nation and mourn for yet another black rapper who’s been killed, likely by someone else in the hip hop scene? It’s not tragic, it’s cliche. Your culture is broken. It’s responsible for thousands of murders, robberies, etc each day. Why doesn’t the nation mourn for the innocent victims?

    1. Will

      The sad thing about your statement is that you only see this man as ONLY a rapper.

    2. kwood68

      Gnome Sane : I suggest you watch these TV Shows: ID TV, Snapped, Homicide Hunter, Cold Justice, Dateline, 48 Hrs, American Justice, FBI Files, etc. All of these programs show gruesome murders committed by white people. So stop hating, it doesn’t look good on you especially with these facts. You are too focused on black people instead of curbing the violence around you.

  35. Jason Johnson

    R.i.p

  36. Brougham Randolph

    We the brothers of Growth and Development send our deepest condolences to Nipsey Hussle and his family.

  37. FOLLOW THE BABIES BLOODY TRAIL

    cassidra cheek is an idiot. RIP Nip.

  38. Chantel Rosa

    Wake up it was not Gang related PS! how many shoots were they 6 perfect shots PLEASE stop the PS 666

    1. Reaper jack

      It was from point blank range so ofcourse they wouldn’t miss

    2. Andy Tran

      And other people got shot so there was more than 6 loooo

    3. BlackToxicAnnie

      5 shots in the body is not perfect ur delusional

    4. Haron Rasheed Mohammed

      Is this a joke?

    5. OutsideMyMind

      you literally sound crazy and need therapy

  39. A SWEET LADI

    😔😢

  40. Talia Kay

    This is fake! It is not gang related ask Dr Sebi, oh wait… he is dead too. Whenever they ask the public for help it means it is a LIE! They just told you who is responsible. 02:13 he said 11 so many times. 11= the double master number in illuminati. Wake up normies. Gun grabbing speech.

    1. Talia Kay

      +BlackToxicAnnie I never said that. You are incapable of reading between the lines and your assumption is wrong.

    2. BlackToxicAnnie

      so they killed him so that the sebi documentary would be even more popular? nice thinking lmao

    3. Cosmo Vision

      Talia Kay 11×3=33

  41. Black and Irish Crazy Chick Shena

    R.I.P. nip 😢

  42. jaelon taft

    When someone trying do the right it’s always hater or something but rest up legend praying for you in your family

  43. cassidra cheek

    Heck no were not interested in being murdering police officers.

    1. Tober

      Then why are you here, just to be stagnant and content ? What a disrespectful comment in lieu of the fact Nipsey Hussle, the one whose disheartening death is being grieved for here, had a progressive outlook on police relations and was literally going to meet with the police department for the first time the day after he was murdered to initiate his plan to start sorting things. Mind your own business with your comments if you are going undermine Nipsey’s ideas.

  44. Samsam Abdillahi

    R.I.P to a legend😞💔🙏🏽 this is so sad & heartbreaking. The fact that I’m crying and so hurt even though I didn’t know him personally proves something. He was a good man. Husband. Father. Son. We love you king

    1. Anthony Alvarez

      Legend? 😆 good ridance to bad rubbish. Way to teach the youth on how NOT TO BE LIKE.

    2. lelennyfox34

      Wasn’t he in a Gang?

    3. firesupport

      Holla at the scotty fans 😆

  45. cassidra cheek

    Why has the FBI hate crime report not been released????

    1. Misses Nóitáll

      +Markie D exactlu. Sebi was successfully sued and had to pay back a mans family who used his methods and DIED. Sebi was a scam artist and his methids failed. Sebi has several docs out since 1970, not just the one from this year. This poor man was shot out of jealousy and we see the real video, not the one from tmz. but the one from the store next door. It was clear he walked up to the group and shot at them, then came back and kicked NH in th head.

    2. BlackToxicAnnie

      +BROWN ACID33 millitary hit? lmao kicking someone and shooting 5 shots in the body is not military 2 shots in the head is military with no witnesses and the shooter being in a location where you cant see him

    3. Markie D

      LOL..please stop, do u kno how many docs about Dr. Sebi are already OUT? nip had been beefing with the dude prior to the shooting, the shooting spilled over from that, point blank period! so please stop this BS about conspiracy and military hit! u just sound foolish at this point after the facts of this case

  46. cassidra cheek

    We know its more to this story. We know who did it and why. It never fails when we as black folk try to get ahead someone stops that person in his STEP .

    1. J Clm

      cassidra cheek peeloosi

    2. Idiotic Tirades

      Thinking individuals sure do, it was sadly a citizen of one of the neighborhoods Nipsey was trying to help. It’s disgusting this is how Nipsey is repaid for his generosity and love.

    3. MEGA M.A.G.A

      I hear you. God bless you.

    4. FOLLOW THE BABIES BLOODY TRAIL

      +flylikeafuzzy123 you can’t even add 1 plus 2 foo.

    5. flylikeafuzzy123

      cassidra cheek government had to take him it just adds up

  47. sandro sandoval

    He did good….he follow 2 Pac footsteps..

  48. Miss LisaMarie

    This is so sad 😞😢RIP Nipsey Hussle

    1. Optical Popsicle

      Why are you sad though… You are an absolutely gorgeous woman… A person like you has it easy in life!!!

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