LAPD Confirms Undercover Operatives Used Against OWS
Most Cities Did The Same
By Dell Hill
November 30, 2011: Police prepare to remove a structure at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall in Los Angeles .
LOS ANGELES – Media
reports say Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover
detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment in the weeks before
Wednesday's raid to gather information on protesters' intentions.
police source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case
is ongoing tells the Los Angeles Times that none of the officers slept
at the camp, but tried to blend in to learn about plans to resist or use
weapons against police.
Nearly 300 people were arrested during the pre-dawn raid at City Hall Park.
Police are downplaying the significance of the undercover work since Occupy meetings were public and easily tracked.
LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph declined an Associated Press request for comment on the reports.
The story was first reported by City News Service.
A Note From Dell:
report confirms and substantiates the tip(s) I received from a source
in Los Angeles just prior to the deployment of 1,400 police officers to
shut down the occupy L.A. encampment. My source was NOT officer Cleon