Lincoln Heights: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Detective Support and Vice Division, Threat Management Unit is investigating an incident where an altercation occurred involving a Los Angeles City Councilmember during a community event.
On December 9, 2022, around 6:30 p.m., Hollenbeck Division patrol officers responded to the 3500 block of Valley Boulevard for a radio call of a large fight. The preliminary investigation revealed that Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin De Leon was involved in an altercation. While participating in a local community event, Councilmember De Leon was approached by multiple community members, who blocked his path of travel as he attempted to leave the building. It was during this encounter that an allegation was made of one male, identified as Jason Reedy, headbutting, pushing, and punching Councilmember De Leon. Councilmember De Leon and Reedy continued the altercation outside of the building, where Reedy left before officers’ arrival. Shortly after the incident, officers completed a battery report for Councilmember De Leon. Several hours later, Reedy also completed a battery report at a local police station, where an allegation was made that Councilmember De Leon grabbed and threw Reedy.
Detective Support and Vice Division’s Threat Management Unit will continue to investigate this incident.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department’s Detective Support and Vice Division, Threat Management Unit at (213) 996-1370. During nonbusiness hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.