Law enforcement agencies in both San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County are responding to assist the Los Angeles Police Department amidst the protests over the death of George Floyd.
In total, 47 officers from San Luis Obispo County are heading down to L.A. Saturday night.
- 35 of those officers are deputies from the SLO County Sheriff's Office
- 5 officers from the Atascadero Police Department
- 2 officers from the Pismo Beach Police Department
- 3 officers from the Paso Robles Police Department
- 2 officers from the Cal Poly Police Department
A spokesperson for the SLO County Sheriff's Office says they will continue to coordinate resources with other local law enforcement agencies to provide further personnel to Los Angeles County if additional resources are requested.
In a tweet posted Saturday evening, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced their agency along with the Santa Barbara Police Department, the Lompoc Police Department and the Guadalupe Police Department will be assisting the Los Angeles Police Department.
In total, 52 personnel from Santa Barbara County left from Santa Barbara around 7 p.m. Saturday evening.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has imposed a downtown curfew Saturday night, forcing protesters off the streets by 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m..
Several police cars were torched Saturday afternoon as some protesters ignored authorities’ call for peaceful demonstrations.
Los Angeles police arrested 533 people Friday night.