The Long Beach Police Department is warning its officers to be extra aware for any potential threats of violence or other local disruptions tied to Joe Biden’s inauguration this morning.
A mentally incapacitated 23-year-old woman would receive $47,000 under a tentative settlement reached with the city of Long Beach over a confrontation with police in 2019 in which she suffered a broken arm that required surgery.
A photo shared with the Long Beach Post shows dozens of officers without masks gathered shoulder-to-shoulder to hear Chief Robert Luna speak in early November after a crowd-control training exercise—but officials say they haven’t tied that gathering to any cases.
Officials have either released or transferred all inmates in the Long Beach Jail to Los Angeles County Jail after three jail staff members tested positive for COVID-19, they announced Thursday.
They also reported two public-facing fire department employees tested positive for COVID-19.
Officers this morning initially responded to an “unknown trouble” call, which turned out to be a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to the LBPD.
Officials had started investigating the outbreak last week when two officers in the North Division and one in the South Division tested positive on Nov. 6 and 7.
SWAT officers and detectives raided a home near the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus early this morning.
Ruben Escarrega, 31, of Long Beach, was shot on May 7 after were police were called for reports of a man walking in the lanes of the northbound 710 Freeway.
Over the years, city officials have proudly pointed to the CPCC as evidence of Long Beach’s commitment to police accountability and transparency. But the truth is that the CPCC has become largely a cautionary tale in these days of renewed calls for systemic police reform in Long Beach and beyond.