Suspects Arrested for Vandalizing George Washington Statue in Grand Park NR20201jl

August 16, 2020

Los Angeles: Six suspects were
arrested after a statue of George Washington was toppled over and
vandalized in Grand Park.

On August 13, 2020, around 6:40 p.m., a group of protesters had
assembled in the downtown area near the Kenneth Hahn Hall of
Administration building. As officers from the Los Angeles Police
Department were in the area due to the protest, they saw numerous
people pulling on red ‘bands’ that were tied around the neck
portion of the George Washington Statue in Grand Park. The group
appeared to be attempting to remove the statue from its’ platform.
Ultimately, the George Washington Statue broke from the base and
fell to the ground. The group, including the six people arrested,
cheered and celebrated as others vandalized and spray painted the

The suspects hid nearby to change the
clothes they had been wearing and conceal items in their backpacks
in an attempt to avoid detection and apprehension. As they left the
protest, they were immediately detained and arrested by Los Angeles
Police Department officers at Spring Street and Temple

During the arrest and booking process, officers recovered evidence
from the suspects which included a gas mask, laser pointer, helmet,
goggles, arm protectors, and change of clothing to conceal

Suspect-1: Elizabeth
Brookey, Female, White, DOB: 09/14/2000, Booking #5991496,
from Burbank, CA
Suspect-2: Christopher
Woodard, Male, White, DOB: 11/13/1986, Booking #5991504,
from Los Angeles, CA
Suspect-3: Anna Asher,
Female, White, DOB: 09/24/1991, Booking #5991507,
from North Hollywood, CA
Suspect-4: Emma Juncosa,
Female, White, DOB: 08/24/1996, Booking #5991500,
from Los Angeles, CA
Suspect-5: Andrew Johnson,
Male, White, DOB: 11/07/1997, Booking #5991481,
from Glendale, CA
Suspect-6: Barham Lashley,
Male, White, DOB: 07/19/1990, Booking #5991482,
from North Hollywood, CA

This case will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s
Office for felony filing consideration.

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