Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Deputies boost patrols in East L.A. after Lakers beat Celtics

Hundreds of extra Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies have been deployed along Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles to help prevent violence after the Lakers' 83-79 victory Thursday night over the Boston Celtics.

Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said there had been no arrests reported during the game but that Whittier Boulevard between Eastern and Garfield avenues would be closed to vehicle traffic until the post-game festivities ended.

"Our role is to keep the peace and to assist in ensuring that people celebrate appropriately," Parker said.

Earlier, bus service along Whittier Boulevard near Atlantic Boulevard had been halted due to the street closures.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Comments () | Archives (1)

I can't point out the obvious fact that these thugs and losers are Hispanic, even though they are in East LA and based on the people I see on the news, right?


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: