Criminal Law

LAPD Arrested 40 People in ‘Unruly Crowd’ on Election Night

Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested dozens of people after twice declaring an unlawful assembly Tuesday and issuing dispersal orders for “unruly” crowds near Staples Center.

More than 40 people who were blocking train tracks were detained, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said, adding that they were all arrested on suspicion of failure to disperse.

Before that, about 30 people were detained, cited then released for blocking an intersection, Lopez said.

The unlawful assembly was declared because it was a “large and unruly group,” with people throwing rocks and blocking streets, according to LAPD Officer Tony Im.

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