Los Angeles County officials arrested 182 people attending two underground “superspreader” events in a massive crackdown to curb the surge in coronavirus cases.
On Saturday January 9, 2021 #LASD Super-Spreader Taskforce continued enforcement of the Los Angeles County health orders to address underground party events.
The results of the operation included 2 commercial building locations, and a total of 182 adult arrests (cited out). pic.twitter.com/kqvcw7TVTR
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 12, 2021
The arrests were made by the department’s “superspreader task force” at two locations confirmed to be commercial buildings Saturday night.
In a tweet, the department said Sheriff Alex Villanueva has made it clear he will seek out and take action against “all underground party events occurring anywhere within Los Angeles County.”
Photos of the arrests posted by the sheriff’s department show large groups of party goers wearing face masks, and others without them.
KTTV reported one of the events was a “swinger’s party” in South Central Los Angeles. Officers busted the event by shouting on speakers from their squad cars, ‘The party’s over!’