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Local cops assist with LA unrest

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Simi Valley Acorn

Local cops assist with LA unrest

By Daniel Wolowicz

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and other local law agencies sent deputies and officers to Los Angeles to help respond to riots and looting over the weekend.

VCSO Capt. Eric Buschow said it is part of a long-standing mutual aid agreement between first responders in California. Ventura County has been the recipient of similar aid during major emergencies, such as the Thomas, Woolsey and Hill fires, as well as the mass shooting in November 2018 at Borderline Bar and Grill.

To ensure one agency doesn’t have to supply all the officers, the request is shared with the Ventura, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Santa Paula and Hueneme police departments. Small departments, such as those that serve the community college district, are also part of the pool of available officers. Buschow said the sheriff’s office can also call upon the investigators of the district attorney’s office, all of whom are sworn officers.

Read more: https://www.simivalleyacorn.com/articles/local-cops-assist-with-la-unrest/