Hollywood may be known around the world as the entertainment capital, but locals see it as a place where violent crime often supersedes its glitzy reputation.
"I'm here as a resident, a concerned resident," said Cathy Hood during a news conference held Wednesday morning in Hollywood. "I don't feel 100% safe."
Complaints like that have spurred the Los Angeles Police Department to add hundreds more officers to Hollywood in a force ramp-up that began seven months ago.
"That's really basically about 200 more officers out on the street here on Hollywood Boulevard," said LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow. "
"If you come here to commit crime, you will be arrested, you will be prosecuted, you will be jailed or imprisoned," said O'Farrell. "
"They're going to be on foot, they're going to be in patrol cars, they're going to be on horseback, they're going to be on bikes."
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