LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have dispatched additional security to downtown Los Angeles to oversee the Fourth of July festivities.
Law enforcement, including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, stressed there were no known, specific threats against the Southland but have increased security at Grand Park as a precaution.READ MORE: Fontana Softball Coach Osbaldo Gonzalez Arrested For Allegedly Molesting 3 Of His Players
Organizers expect an upwards of 25,000 revelers for the block party, which will feature food, entertainment, and a fireworks display.READ MORE: Petition Launched To Help Save Hollywood's Cinerama Dome
“We have plenty of security there. We have dozens of personnel, security officers, deputies, patrol checkpoints,” said Lt. John Stanley of the LASD.MORE NEWS: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her
Authorities say they have deployed 500 law enforcement personnel in and around the park to ensure that the event is safe.