Hollywood bike incident statement

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eric Rose (805) 624-0572
or Paul Haney (626) 755-4759

Hollywood bike incident statement

LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2010 Today the Los Angeles Police Department notified the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) of an incident that occurred in Hollywood on May 28, 2010 involving LAPD officers and a few bicyclists who were involved in a protest of British Petroleum. In response to a video tape that has surfaced, the LAPD has launched a comprehensive investigation to determine the facts surrounding the events. In response to the incident, LAPPL President Paul M. Weber released the following statement:

The Police Protective League generally withholds comment on actions by police officers until we know all the facts. We only ask that the community refrain from a rush to judgment. It is always important to remember that home video, shot from a distance, from one angle and in the dark, and not at the beginning of the incident seldom tells the whole story.

About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at www.LAPD.com.