LAPD headquarters vandalized
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Police say their Downtown LAPD headquarters was vandalized late Monday night by who they think were Occupy protesters, due to the nature of the graffiti and its coinciding with the movement’s one year anniversary.
The graffiti “clearly identified” itself as related to the Occupy movement, said LAPD Commander Andy Smith. He said there were words and slogans scrawled on the sidewalks surrounding the building as well as on the marble outside the Ronald Deaton Auditorium and on pieces of artwork that line Spring Street. The phrases were written in chalk and permanent marker, and included “Pigs” and “Police protect and serve the one percent.”