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LAPD Pushes Back Against Mayor's Threat to Cut Utilities at House Parties

Added 08-09-20 04:17:01am EST - “The LAPD isn't down with Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to turn off power and water to partiers.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “LAPD Pushes Back Against Mayor's Threat to Cut Utilities at House Parties”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The LAPD is pushing back against Mayor Eric Garcetti's threat to kill power at homes defying COVID-19 orders ... because cops don't want any more beef with citizens.

Here's the deal ... Garcetti authorized the city to turn off water and electricity to residents who have big parties in violation of health orders, and he put LAPD in charge of making those requests with the Department of Water and Power.

So, if cops respond to a home and find a large party going down -- like the one last week in Los Angeles that ended with a fatal shooting -- officers can make the call to kill utilities there within 48 hours.

LAPD sources tell TMZ ... no officer wants to shut the power off at a residence, in part because many folks are already pissed at cops. We're told they'd rather focus on reducing real crime, and not turning off home necessities.

Our sources say if the decision is left to officers' discretion ... very few will follow through with Garcetti's threat.

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