LAPD Chief Charlie beck with his boss Mayor Antonio Villar. In Mayor Villar's words. the "LAPD Golden Hour" in executing the "Flea Party Bug Out", had almost tragic consequences in El Sereno due to the absence of LAPD resources.
Tuesday night stolen car suspect on foot in El Sereno after crashing stolen vehicle at the end of chase televised on KCAL
. According to sources, at the time of terminus of chase in El Sereno, not one LAPD car was on patrol in the Hollenbeck Station area. In the Hollywood Station area, one car was on call to maintain law and order. This because patrol resources were diverted to Downtown LA to execute the "Flea Party Bug Out".
And while some seek to put a numerical cost on this messy excerment in free speech,
another type of cost is building in El Sereno, one that LAPD may not pay down in the near future. As the Los Angeles Sheriff initiated chase came to a end in El Sereno near 9 P.M. on Tuesday, it become quickly apparent that LAPD resources were no where to be found. We should state that the LASD had backed off on its pursuit of the stolen vehicle due to the unsafe nature of the chase. But with both law enforcement and news media helicopters following, the suspect crashed his vehicle and fled on foot in the view of the above copter night light.
Yet, as viewers awaited the usual swarm of ground units to make a quick arrest, none were on scene. Once the location was ascertain, this blogger called The Voice Newspaper Editor Carlos Morales who lives in the area. About the same time, local residents were leaving messages on his Facebook Page about the crash and helicopters. Morales by now had made his way to the location and was surprise to find no LAPD units on scene. As the minutes ticked away and the suspect was still outstanding, citizens contacted one another seeking up to the minute information.
One hour later with still no perimeter in place by an absent LAPD, it was a LASD Swat Team that prepare to seek out the suspect, not LAPD. Thus, as 1400 LAPD officers assemble to execute the Flea Party Bug Out, a dangerous suspect was outstanding as citizens sought information and protection. El Sereno Honorary Mayor Edward Santillan noted on Facebook at 10:07 P.M. "that after 1.5 hours, Sheriff deputies from East Los Angeles and Compton were on scene in Hollenbeck!!".
..... and as Mayor Villar and Chief Beck forge forward with their "scripted victory lap" in executing the "Flea Party Bug Out", citizens of El Sereno will have questions why law enforcement resources were absent from their community as LAPD cleaned out a "illegal and fail excerment exercise in free speech" that fermented too long thanks to the likes of Council President Garcetti and Mayor Villar?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Chief charlie Beck, El Sereno, mayor antonio villaraigosa, Occupy LA