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LA County Sheriff Villanueva warns ‘zero tolerance’ policy for violence, looting due to election unrest

LOS ANGELES – The Sheriffs of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties tell FOX 11 their departments are all prepared for any potential civil unrest as a result of the 2020 election, and all plan to take immediate action should any problems arise.

As businesses all across the Southland begin to board up their windows in massive numbers, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told FOX 11 Monday night that he will have a ‘zero tolerance’ policy for any violence or looting that potentially breaks out due to election unrest.

“An organized effort to create civil unrest, looting, arson, vandalism, everything we saw during the unrest at the end of May and beginning of June, that is always a concern and we’re prepared for that,” Villanueva said.

Villaneuva told FOX 11 that all LASD patrol personnel are now on 12-hour shifts.

Three mobile field forces, as well as multiple Sheriffs Response Teams (SRT), will be ready to respond anywhere in Los Angels County where there is a concern, with special attention being paid to downtown LA, Beverly Hills, retail corridors near West Hollywood and the Fairfax District, and Santa Monica, all areas that have been targeted […]

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