Three Los Angeles arrests in Ferguson protests

AP Photo/Nick UtLos Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson

Police Chief Charlie Beck says only three people were arrested in protests across Los Angeles following the announcement that a Missouri police officer would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of a young black man.

Beck said Tuesday there were no injuries and no property damage during hours-long demonstrations.

Police watched as protesters marched through streets, blocked intersections and entered freeways. Beck says officers did fire foam rounds to keep demonstrators from returning to a freeway.

Beck says the three arrests were for assaulting an officer, failure to disperse and public drunkenness.

The demonstrators chanted “hands up, don't shoot” in memory of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot to death by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.

Beck says the LAPD will facilitate further lawful protests.CaliforniaCalifornia NewsFergusonLos AngelesMichael Brown

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Sen. Kamala Harris chosen as Joe Biden’s running mate

Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running… Continue reading

Supervisors fear Tenderloin lawsuit settlement sets bad precedent

UC Hastings case pushed city to move more homeless residents into hotels or shelters

UCSF police seek suspect in killing at Inner Sunset campus

UC San Francisco police are investigating the death of a person who… Continue reading

Mayor Breed unveils $446.1 milion COVID-19 budget proposal

Mayor London Breed unveiled the budget proposal Tuesday for The City’s COVID-19… Continue reading

‘Street Crisis Response Team’ to respond to behavioral health calls

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced the creation of a… Continue reading

Most Read