Statement Regarding Demonstration NR23740am/bb

November 9, 2023

Los Angeles:  On November 8, 2023, a private event was held at the 9700 block of West Pico Boulevard that attracted demonstrators with varying viewpoints.  The Los Angeles Police Department was aware and deployed to monitor the event.

The event concluded with no issues and demonstrators were able to express themselves.  One hour after the event was over, a small group of demonstrators returned to the same location.  Those demonstrators became involved in a physical fight that has been widely broadcast.  Officers returned to the area and peace was restored.

Two reports for battery were taken and will be thoroughly investigated.  At this time, we do not have suspects in custody relating to the battery, or for any other reason relating to this event.  The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to the safety of all Angelenos and facilitating their First Amendment rights.