South L.A. man accused of running a cockfighting ring
A South Los Angeles man has been charged with running a cockfighting ring, the district attorney's office announced today.
Israel Ramirez, 52, was arrested Tuesday night on a warrant charging him with felony cockfighting, animal cruelty, possession of cockfighting paraphernalia and possession of birds with the intent to fight, officials said.
Los Angeles police received a tip last month about a cockfight in progress in the 1300 block of East 108th Street, according to a police report.
Officers apprehended Ramirez and 10 of about 30 spectators who ran from the scene.
-- Joanna Lin