Maywood Responds to Criticism of Traffic Operation

By EGP Staff

Some residents of the City of Maywood have lashed out at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the City over a traffic operation conducted June 27, 2011.             City residents claim they should have been notified in advance of the planned operation.

 

The traffic operation resulted in a total of 66 citations in a 5-hour enforcement period. Two Maywood residents had their cars impounded.

Past conflicts between the City of Maywood and its law enforcement have made the community is sensitive to any activity that may resemble a “check point.” Some lingering distrust still exists.

City officials, responding to the criticism, said the primary purpose of the operation was to minimize traffic collisions in the city. According to Lt. Arellano of the Sheriff’s Department, “There are no anticipated traffic operations planned in the City.”

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July 15, 2011  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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