L.A. Police Chief Sides With Marchers
Posted on May 7, 2007
As many as 60 LAPD officers have been pulled from the streets, following a violent clash with protesters on May 1. Chief William Bratton has called some of the actions of the officers, who attempted to break up an apparently peaceful and lawful rally by firing 148 rubber bullets, “indefensible.”
AP via Yahoo:
Bratton said he spent the weekend viewing video of the MacArthur Park incident and he said LAPD failures were widespread, with officers from the top on down culpable.
“I’m not going to defend the indefensible,” Bratton told journalists groups during a meeting at a television studio in Hollywood. “Things were done that shouldn’t have been done.”
Journalists were among those roughed up as Metropolitan Division’s B Platoon moved through MacArthur and fired 148 rubber bullets to break up what had been a peaceful and lawful immigration rally.