Monday, May 07, 2007

Special Task Force on May 1 Protests

In the aftermath of the confrontation at MacArthur Park last week, I have formed a Special Task Force that will rigorously and honestly investigate the events of the May 1 protest. Chaired by Councilmembers Jack Weiss (chair of the Public Safety Committee) and Councilmember Ed Reyes (whose district includes MacArthur Park), the Task Force will expedite the investigation and provide a public forum to relay these findings to our residents. Swift action, open investigation, and holding responsible parties accountable will help restore the trust that has been breached. What happened in MacArthur Park on May 1 was heartbreaking, embarrassing to our city, and simply wrong, and the Task Force can help Angelenos know why it happened and ensure that it never happens again.