Venice Boardwalk Jackassery To Come Under New LAPD Bike Patrol This Sunday

Daily assaults, vending violations, graffiti, smoking, littering… and the violence that goes along with the homeless encampments is about to get a new set of babysitters. LAPD has a new Sergeant commanding a specific bike detail of 10 officers who will be focusing on boardwalk related issues, and they deploy this Sunday.

Residents and business owners have been complaining for years about the degrading enforcement along the boardwalk when it comes to vending violations, transient encampments and related issues. These issues impact businesses, residents and tourists and there no longer are “seasons” for the boardwalk. The offenders are here year round.

This Sunday, the schenannigans during the day are going to come under swift and abrupt enforcement. Maybe the regular offenders will be so unhappy during the day that they will leave and just not hang around at night either.

Fingers crossed.

Assault photographed this morning. These go on every day and are rarely reported to LAPD. Participants prefer to seek justice on their own.

Assault photographed this morning. These go on every day and are rarely reported to LAPD. Participants prefer to seek justice on their own.

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