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Funds Raised For LAPD ‘Homicide Library’ In Westchester

The latest LAPD news. Courtesy image.
The latest LAPD news. Courtesy image.

The Los Angeles Police Commission is set today to accept the second installment of a nearly $1.17 million gift to build a centralized “homicide library” where detectives can look up case information about murder victims.

The Los Angeles Police Commission will formally accept $918,346 from the Los Angeles Police Foundation to be used to “complete the build-out” of the library, according to the board’s agenda. The department accepted a $250,000 donation from the foundation last year.

The library, to be located at a department facility in Westchester, will bring together information that is currently spread out around the city.

It will serve as a “centralized location for the housing of murder books, provide a digital and searchable database of all homicide cases for investigations” and offer victims’ family members and witnesses “a stress- free location to openly discuss ongoing investigations,” according to a department report.

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