Los Angeles County Sheriff planning to ‘clean up the streets in Hollywood’ regardless of space being underneath LAPD

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated he needs to have a few of his deputies in Hollywood, a neighborhood affected by homeless encampments, regardless of the realm being underneath the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Police division. 

“The Los Angeles County Sheriff has plans to make Hollywood feel safer despite it not being LASD’s patrol area,” the sheriff’s division tweeted Sunday. “Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he wants to have his deputies help clean up the streets in Hollywood.”

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The announcement got here after Villanueva stated, “Yes we’re going to Hollywood. We’re also shifting our homeless effort now, but we’re gonna focus on Hollywood,” at a 5K occasion Saturday. 

Day by day Submit has reached out to Villanueva, the sheriff’s division and the LAPD. 

The transfer could be much like his efforts to scrub up the Venice Seashore boardwalk in 2021 to deal with the homelessness disaster there following complaints from residents and a collection of crimes within the common vacationer vacation spot, together with homicide and arson. 

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“We’re gonna go invade the beach again Memorial Day all the way through Labor Day,” Villanueva stated on the time. “Just so we’re sending that message that it is safe to vacation here for local residents, it is safe for tourists to make this a destination.”

He accused metropolis leaders of hampering the LAPD and stopping officers from doing their job.

A member of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department's HOST, Homeless Outreach Service Team, talks to homeless man on June 8, 2019, in the Venice Beach section of Los Angeles. 

A member of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Division’s HOST, Homeless Outreach Service Workforce, talks to homeless man on June 8, 2019, within the Venice Seashore part of Los Angeles. 
(AP Picture/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Venice, which is in Los Angeles, had develop into overrun with homeless encampments on the seaside through the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents beforehand instructed Day by day Submit they stopped venturing to the seaside due to growing crime and different high quality of life points within the space. 

On the time, some neighborhood teams and elected officers blasted Villanueva, together with Los Angeles Metropolis Councilman Mike Bonin, whose district contains Venice Seashore.

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“Sheriff Villanueva’s self-aggrandizing stunt is harming and disrupting efforts to house people,” he beforehand instructed Day by day Submit in an announcement.

Individuals who work alongside closely trafficked Hollywood Boulevard say help from an extra legislation enforcement company could be a gamechanger.

“I know everyone around here would help the sheriff’s department in a heartbeat,” tour information Johnny Kraude instructed Day by day Submit affiliate KTTV. “Because we’re tired of it.”

A man sleeps on the street near Hollywood Boulevard on June 06, 2019 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he wants to bring deputies into Hollywood to clean up the streets. 

A person sleeps on the road close to Hollywood Boulevard on June 06, 2019 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated he needs to deliver deputies into Hollywood to scrub up the streets. 
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Shady Ahmad instructed the information outlet he works at a retailer on the boulevard and feels unsafe on the job, particularly on late shifts.

“I have a lot of crazy homeless people come into the store and mess it up or steal,” stated Ahmad. “It just keeps happening.” 

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