The president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League released a statement shortly after 1 a.m. applauding officers’ handling of the decampment of Occupy LA.
Here is the statement from Paul M. Weber:
Amid ever-changing political winds, Los Angeles police officers have adhered to the highest standards of law enforcement in dealing with the Occupy L.A. protesters over the past two months.
Acting on the commands of the civilian leadership in Los Angeles, the LAPD cleared the Occupy L.A. camp. While there is a place for civil protest, the unsanitary and dangerous conditions of the Occupy L.A. encampment required that the encampment be disbanded.
The LAPD officers’ training and experience have served them well in dealing with a wide range of individuals with different agendas. We commend the officers for effectively and efficiently ending Occupy L.A. at City Hall with minimum use of force.