LaBarbera stands by his decision to personally publicize the daily tragedies he sees on the job, since the media focuses on rich white kids.
If LAPD Detective Sal LaBarbera wanted to draw more attention to the countless gang homicides he investigates down in South L.A. — as he claimed he did, in defense of the “Twitter Cop” controversy — he has succeeded.
LaBarbera, who uses the handle @LAMurderCop, Tweeted a photo of 32-year-old murder victim Oscar Arevalo covered in a blanket on the sidewalk.
“Guess where I’m at??? It never ends,” he wrote. Though people as far as the East Coast found this to be “callous” and insensitive…
… LaBarbera stands by his decision to personally publicize the daily tragedies he sees on the job, since the media focuses on rich white kids. So, in honor of that sentiment, here are the latest updates on a growing gang feud in the heart of Watts:
“Another Shooting last nite 106/Wilmington,” he Tweeted this morning. “The previous evening a shotgun wielding suspect kicked over the entire memorial site.”