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Central Coast officers provide mutual aid to Los Angeles Police Department amid protests


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Law enforcement officers are helping officers in Los Angeles protect people and property in Los Angeles County.

Protest and riots erupted in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Local enforcement officers are now part of the mutual aid.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office confirmed the LAPD requested aid through the California Office of Emergency Services following protesting and rioting from coast to coast.

Officers staged at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara before heading south on the 101 freeway.

52 officers from Santa Barbara County, City, Lompoc and Guadalupe headed to an undisclosed location on Saturday evening.

The Sheriff's Office along with law enforcement agencies from across San Luis Obispo County are also responding to protests. The county currently deployed 35 Deputies to assist law enforcement in that area as needed.

Additionally, the Atascadero Police Department is sending five officers, the Pismo Beach Police Department is sending two officers, the Paso Robles Police Department is sending three officers, and the Cal Poly Police Department is sending two officers

Ventura County sent deputies earlier in the day.

It is not clear where they will be working during a curfew set in the city of angels on the fifth night of unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Barbara - South County

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