Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division detectives are seeking information regarding an unlawful assembly that resulted in the injury of three LAPD officers.
On June 18, 2022, around 8:41 p.m., Hollenbeck Division patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Anderson Street for a radio call of a large group causing a disturbance and vandalizing nearby vehicles and buildings.
Officers arrived at scene and requested additional units for multiple vandalism suspects within the large group. The group responded to the officers’ arrival by shooting fireworks and throwing rocks and bottles at them. Officers requested help, and at around 8:42 p.m., an unlawful assembly and a dispersal order were announced.
Officers created a skirmish line and began to guide the group away from the vandalized area. During the dispersal, officers continued to be attacked by fireworks, rocks, and bottles, and the group was eventually dispersed. No arrests were made.
During the incident, one officer sustained a laceration to the torso from a thrown rock. Another officer suffered a head injury from a heavy object being thrown at his helmet. A third officer sustained an abrasion to his leg and wrist due to fireworks exploding on his body.
Officers discovered the aftermath of the vandalism. The area of 6th Street and Anderson Street was heavily vandalized, with nearby structures and buildings tagged by spray-paint and graffiti.
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in seeking witnesses or more information regarding the vandalism and the attack on the officers.
Anyone with more information regarding this incident is urged contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 342 -8900. During non-business 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) . 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.