LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has announced the arrest of 150 people. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said a large gathering of people were in clear violation of the state’s executive COVID-19 lockdown, but also that his department found weapons, and a young girl who was a victim of human sex trafficking. Last weekend, Villanueva said his department was alerted to the party in Palmdale. He said there was underage drinking at the party.
Villaneuva said his department will continue to enforce executive orders against reckless parties, but called upon Governor Gavin Newsom and the LA county commissioners to reopen restaurants and small businesses and instead, to focus on superspreader underground events such as the one that occurred this weekend.
“We’ll continue to use responsible law enforcement,” Villaneuva said of his department’s role in assisting state, county and city officials’ lockdown.