Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence was vandalized overnight by a group who objected to his signing an ordinance restricting homeless encampments.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were deployed to the Getty House in Windsor Square at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday and “approached the group to warn the individuals of the unlawful activity as per the” municipal code, police said.
The group of protesters began to disperse around midnight, though about 30 remained behind, police said. Some of the remaining protesters “approached the Getty House and began to vandalize the property while also throwing items over the fence.”
The remaining protesters left the area as officers moved in to stop their actions, according to a police statement.
Damage included graffiti on the sidewalk and on a street-facing fence, as well as broken windows, according to reports from the scene. A vehicle parked inside the property was also vandalized.
LAPD Major Crimes Division personnel are investigating the vandalism and seeking to identify, locate and arrest those involved.
“Acts of violence meant to intimidate our city leaders or any other community members have no place in Los Angeles,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a statement.
“I am fully committed to ensuring the perpetrators are brought before the justice system.”
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call the LAPD Major Crimes Division at 213-486-7220. Calls during non-business hours or on weekends should be made to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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