by Eric Spiegelman
Late last night, the LAPD raided Occupy Los Angeles. More than 1400 police officers — about 15% of the city’s officers — were used to arrest more than 200 people, leaving the encampment in a shambles. Teams of police wore hazmat suits and K-9 units swept the camp, looking for incendiary devices, which they did not find. The tactical approach, guided by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on-site, involved eventually cordoning off City Hall Park and arresting everyone trapped inside. The operation was concluded by 3:30 a.m.
Previously: Photographs from Occupy LA
Eric Spiegelman is a web producer in Los Angeles.