News: Page (1) of 1 - 12/02/11 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook

Report: Police went undercover to watch Occupy LA

Report: Police went undercover to watch Occupy LA protesters at City Hall Park prior to raid By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Media reports say Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment in the weeks before Wednesday's raid to gather information on protesters' intentions.

A police source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing tells the Los Angeles Times that none of the officers slept at the camp, but tried to blend in to learn about plans to resist or use weapons against police.

Nearly 300 people were arrested during the pre-dawn raid at City Hall Park.



Police are downplaying the significance of the undercover work since Occupy meetings were public and easily tracked.

LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph declined an Associated Press request for comment on the reports.

The story was first reported by City News Service.


Page: 1


Related Keywords:Occupy LA-Arrests,Arrests,Law and order,General news,Crime

[ServletException in:/common/ads/links.jsp] The absolute uri: http://java.sun.com/jstl/core cannot be resolved in either web.xml or the jar files deployed with this application'

Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved