There are 46 people on the list, which means that at least that many were arrested, possibly more. We can’t tell yet who arrested all of these people, but since the arrests started in July 2008 (the list we obtained began in 2002) we’re guessing it’s the BID Patrol rather than the LAPD who’s responsible. Some of them we can be sure were arrested by the BID Patrol because we have their pictures. In any case, note the fact that every single one of the 46 case numbers begins with the letter “R.” The ever helpful Mike Dundas, who’s the CPRA contact over there, tells us that that means the case was rejected for prosecution. Unfortunately records which explain why cases were rejected are exempt from production. Oh well.
However, the fact that they have a 0% success rate suggests that maybe someone should have told the BID Patrol to stop arresting people, since the arrests weren’t standing up to scrutiny. Perhaps someone did. In any case, as usual, probably the arrests weren’t the point.
We can only match the two arrests shown here with BID Patrol arrest photos, but certainly most if not all of these people were arrested by the BID Patrol. Most of these people have demonstrably been arrested by the BID Patrol for something, anyway. We should have much more information soon enough, and we’ll pass it along when we get it.
Picture of man sleeping in Selma Park is ©2015 MichaelKohlhaas.org. Pictures of Jesse Gutierrez and George Greer are in the public domain.