The L.A. Sheriff’s Department is denying reviews that staff have been partying with out masks.
The L.A. Sheriff’s Department says video footage that went viral displaying presumed staff partying with out masks just isn’t true. They say the folks within the video aren’t LASD staff, nor was the occasion organized by the workplace.
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“It was not a booking by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department directly, and we cannot confirm whether LASD staff were present,” the division defined on Facebook.
“The persons identified in the video are not employees of the Sheriff’s Department and this event was not hosted by the LASD. As soon as we became aware of allegations of deputies attending a party in violation of health orders, we initiated an inquiry in an attempt to validate the information or misinformation. If further details are discovered and action is warranted, we will take appropriate administrative action”
The authentic footage, which was recorded by the group Ground Game LA, exhibits males with out masks responding “yeah,” when requested if they’re with the division.
Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered that bars in L.A. County shut down as of late June, as coronavirus circumstances start to rise.
The LASD is opening an investigation into the incident, Deputy Maria Lucero, a spokesperson for the division, says.[Via]