The LAPD opened the July 4th weekend early, after blowing up a South L.A. neighborhood.
17 people were injured in South Los Angeles on Wednesday evening when an LAPD bomb squad attempted to safely detonate about 5,000 pounds of seized illegal fireworks and their containment vehicle ended up exploding.
Police detonated the devices at 7:37 p.m., believing that the vehicle would be able to contain the explosion, but there was a “total catastrophic failure of that containment vehicle,” Moore said.
Yes, this was all the fault of the containment vehicle, and it had nothing to do with the officers. /eyeroll
“Clearly protocols were followed and pursued, but something happened in that containment vehicle that should have not happened and we don’t know why,” the chief said. “We intend to find out why.”
Officers arrested Arturo Cejas III, a man in his 20s who resided at the home with the fireworks, on suspicion of reckless or malicious possession of a destructive device. He is being held on $500,000 bail.
The LAPD likely arrested Cejas to divert attention away from their incompetence, and to avoid the pending lawsuits from those who were injured.