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Venice Beach: Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area detectives are investigating a battery that occurred at Venice Beach in the area of 3rd Street and Rose Avenue, involving an aide to Gubernatorial Recall Candidate, Larry Elder.
On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, around 12:00 p.m., Mr. Elder and his aide were at the above location for a political event when the incident occurred. Prior to officer’s arrival, the aide observed an object (egg) being thrown in the direction of Mr. Elder by an individual described as a female white, wearing a black gorilla mask riding a bicycle. Mr. Elder was not hit by the object. The aide approached the female suspect and at that time the suspect yelled profanities and struck the aide on the left side of his face with her open hand. As the aide and Mr. Elder continue walking to their vehicle, the aide was approached by a male, white, bald, wearing a grey t-shirt yelling profanities at him, who struck the aide in the back of the head. During that altercation, an unknown individual approached the aide from the side and struck him in the face.
The aide did not sustain any serious injuries and no medical treatment was required at the time of this incident. There is limited suspect information at this time. Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pacific Area’s Detective Elliott at (310) 482-6313. 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 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.