"Who saw what at Hollenbeck's National Night Out ??"
This blogger can say on good authority, from your comments, that Councilman Jose Huizar had some sort of "episode" with staff, that involved the presence of former Deputy Chief of Staff, Henry Casas.
Your Comments and on-site observations,
** 8:27 I was there and saw the whole thing. Jose really lost it, he was yelling at a couple of his staff. One young girl got the brunt of it. I thought he was going to strike her. I really felt scared for her. The sad thing about it was that no one did a thing to stop him. He was surrounded by male staff and they just watched in fear. I cant say why he was mad, just that it did happen.
August 05, 2009 11:16 PM
** I was there too along with someone from the Voice who witnessed the whole thing. I felt sad for the girl who looked like she was going to get punched. Hyizzy was wagging his finger in her face and yelling. I'd like to see the Hoser shove that chubby finger in Henry's face and get it shoved up his fat ass.
August 05, 2009 11:50 PM
** 11:16 I WAS THERE. HE LOOKED HAPPY AND CALM.
August 05, 2009 11:51 PM
** Everyone saw Jose lose it. He was up on stage when he heard Henry Casas was in the audience and starting questioning everyone about why Henry was there. He stormed up to that young girl, put is hands in her face-so close I was just waiting for him to strike her and just starting screaming at her. Everyone just stood there scared. It was ugly, he stormed off, she looked so terrified I thought she was going to cry.
August 06, 2009 12:07 AM
** Word has it that LAPD is not very happy with Huizar when they heard the news of the incident. Apparently the young staffer has favorite status at the Hollenbeck station. If the ties weren't bad before between Huizar and LAPD they just got worst.
August 06, 2009 9:16 AM
** Hey I'm an officer with LAPD and I was there. We did see the incident but we had community folks come up to us later and tell us what happen. They were very upset, unfortunately no one on staff said anything when asked about it. To tell you the truth it makes me sick that he could get away with that. It might have to do with his sister-in-law working at the station. What we did see and what is all the talk at the station was what Huizar's office did to there former Chief Henry Casas. As soon as he got to the event they sent a staff person to follow him around. It was funny to watch. I mean they were on him like white on rice. Everyone of us noticed it and even made joke to Henry about Huizar having lo-jack on him. Henry if you read this stuff you are welcome in Hollenbeck any time. Jose, I never liked you after your anti cop statements at the Ramon Gardens and after Henry left your office your stock went down even lower with us but to scare the crap out of one your young female staff is just the last straw. Hope to god that you never mess up and break the law infront of me because I don't care what management tells me to do, I would take you down hard.
August 06, 2009 9:33 AM
** If this is true, why doesn’t she come forward? They can’t be retaliation on the office it will be to obvious. Its all hear say until somebody comes forward.
August 06, 2009 9:43 AM
** Where were the MEN in the area who witnessed this woman getting verbally assaulted by Huizar? How can people stand around and watch and not do a damn thing? If I was there I would have slapped him. This woman can now file a restraining order against Huizar and claim she is in fear of her life if she believes he will physcially harm her. She has a lot of witnesses from the stories. Men who behave this way are COWARDS
August 06, 2009 11:37 AM
** I really doubt that Jose would act that way, he is a family man and over all good person. He would never take what isn't his and he would never strike a woman.
August 06, 2009 3:13 PM
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