FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joon Bang
LOS ANGELES - The Korean American Coalition (KAC) applauds the prompt action of local Koreatown citizens and the Olympic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for the arrest of the assailant responsible for the assault on an 83-year-old Korean American senior citizen on Wednesday, February 1.
“We thank the bystander for chasing down and apprehending the assailant, as well as our partners at the Olympic Division LAPD for their swift response to the 911 call,” said Joon Bang, KAC Executive Director.
KAC received numerous phone calls and messages from alarmed community members since news of the attack went viral on social media. The Korean American community expressed outrage as pictures of the assaulted Korean American senior began taking over various news media outlets. “The moment KAC became aware of the assault, we began contacting local law enforcement and elected officials’ offices on multiple levels of government to ensure justice was being enacted. We are a community that believes in honoring and protecting our senior citizens. KAC will make every effort to ensure that they are safe and represented,” said Bang.
한국어 (Korean) Translation
Media: Korea Daily, KBS America, Koreatown Daily
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Korean American Coalition-Los Angeles (KAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1983 to promote the civic and civil rights interests of the Korean American community. KAC endeavors to achieve these goals through education, community organization, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.