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Saturday, December 3, 2011

LAPD Confirms Undercover Operatives Used Against OWS

LAPD Confirms Undercover Operatives Used Against OWS

Most Cities Did The Same

By Dell Hill

AP Photo
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.

A 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:

This 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 Joseph.

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