SMPD cites safety as priority

first_imgHomeFeaturedSMPD cites safety as priority Apr. 21, 2021 at 5:55 amFeaturedNewsSMPD cites safety as priorityBrennon Dixson2 months agoSanta MonicasmpdUnrest: Santa Monica Police Department officials said there is no threat. File Photo Local residents are worried Santa Monica could soon see incidents similar to the riots of last May now that a verdict in the Derek Chauvin case has been reached. But police officials took time this week to ensure residents that everything is under control.It has been many months since Floyd was killed while handcuffed by Minneapolis Police but the tension from the events of last May haven’t waned much, Interim Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks noted this week in a video where she said, “Our general sensitivities continue to be affected by the senseless deaths of Mr. George Floyd, and more recently, Mr. Daunte Wright.”“Because these deliberations and, very likely, the verdict will occur just as the initial stages of the case against the officer-involved in the death of Mr. Wright takes place, we here at the Santa Monica Police Department certainly understand that you may be concerned about the safety of our community,” Seabrooks added, stating the women and men of your police department are steadfastly committed to the safety of residents throughout the city.In recent weeks, Seabrooks said, she and fellow SMPD staff have regularly met with the City’s Neighborhood Associations and Business Improvement Districts via video conferences to further explain, answer questions, and hopefully put any concerns at ease.“Accordingly, we have been closely monitoring the events in Minneapolis and within our region,” she said, noting how local residents might have noticed a gradual increase in the deployment of field-based personnel that began last weekend.But that’s only part of SMPD’s efforts to ensure first amendment rights and safety is upheld in the community.“We remain in contact with our regional partners and have activated our pre-planned tiered response,” SMPD officials said Tuesday, just prior to the reading of the verdict. “You will continue to see a strong presence of uniformed police personnel throughout the city… It is imperative that our community remain vigilant at all times.”Seabrooks concluded this week’s message by encouraging business owners to check out a comprehensive checklist of recommended actions that will keep their property safe in the coming days. The list is available online at bit.ly/2QktEnL.“Many of these recommendations also apply to our residents. So take a peek and implement as you see fit,” Seabrooks said, mentioning there has been no indication of any threats or any activities specifically targeting our community. “Now, should that change, of course, you will receive updated information by way of community notifications or by our social media platforms.”[email protected] :Santa Monicasmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCASA MARTIN SURVIVES AND THRIVESPlanning Commission to consider Shore Hotel amendmentsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agolast_img read more

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CIE Drilling Mud Spilled in Nikiski

first_imgThe DEC says it appears the driver of the truck was heading to the recently-opened monofil with a load from a Cook Inlet Energy natural gas drilling site. Since the site was for gas, not oil, concerns about ground contamination are not as high. Chamberlain says he won’t accept anything less than pristine conditions. Early yesterday (Tuesday) morning, a Chumley’s truck spilled hundreds of gallons of drilling mud across the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski and into the parking lot of Charlie’s Pizza, owned by Steve Chamberlain… Chamberlain: “It’s just a dangerous situation.” The State Department of Transportation and the Dept. Environmental Conservation and AIMM responded to the site to oversee the cleanup, which was conducted by Emerald. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In an unusual twist, the man who spearheaded protests against the new AIMM Monofil in Niksiki has become the first casualty of a drilling mud spill.last_img read more

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