Lynwood’s metropolis supervisor has been positioned on paid administrative depart after he posted controversial content material on social media relating to the capturing of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in close by Compton.
Tuesday’s Metropolis Council determination relating to Jose Ometeotl, which the town mentioned is “pending an inner investigation,” follows a submit he apparently made on Instagram in response to Saturday’s shooting — when a person opened hearth on a 31-year-old feminine deputy and a 24-year-old male deputy as they sat of their automobile, capturing them within the face, head and arms.
The deputies are recovering, and a manhunt for the suspect is ongoing.
The non-public Instagram account recognized as Ometeotl’s was now not viewable Wednesday morning, however a screenshot of the submit taken by a reporter for Fox 11 Los Angeles reveals a photograph of Malcolm X overlaid with the textual content “Chickens come residence to roost.”
The caption of the submit learn: “The capturing of anybody is a completely unacceptable prevalence in society. I don’t condone the kind of violence seen within the capturing of the deputies yesterday in Compton. I’ll say that communities like Compton have been affected by deputy gangs that inflict worry and violence locally.
“….The truth that somebody randomly opened hearth on deputies is to be anticipated within the society we stay in right this moment,” the submit continued. “The political local weather and management of [L.A. County] Sheriff [Alex] Villanueva has solely sowed the seeds of anger and frustration locally. I pray for the deputies and their households whereas nonetheless demanding justice for Andres Guardado, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Ahmaud Arbery.”
In a press release Sunday, the town of Lynwood mentioned that Ometeotl’s feedback have been “his private opinions and don’t replicate the place of the Lynwood Metropolis Council.”
“On behalf of the hard-working households of Lynwood, in addition to the town’s workers and elected officers, we want to ship our heartfelt prayers to the households of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies not too long ago injured within the line of obligation,” the assertion continued. “We additionally help each effort by the sheriff’s division to trace down their attackers.”
The Metropolis Council has chosen Group Growth Director Michelle Ramirez to function appearing metropolis supervisor.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.
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