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Task force to hunt for trash violators

September 8, 2008 6:16:50 AM PDT
A new task force is on the job in South L.A., hunting for trash violators.The group is armed with a $500,000 state grant to fight a recent increase in illegal dumping on city streets.

The task force includes police officers, city prosecutors and investigators from the Bureau of Street Services. Members have identified 50 chronic dumping locations and are staking them out.

Illegal dumping can carry a penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.


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