No traffic control

Dear Editor:I have been a citizen of Downey for the last 29 years and today (Dec. 20) I was disappointed by the Downey Police Department's reckless behavior. There was an accident on the corner of Firestone Boulevard and Stewart & Gray Road. All the traffic westbound was funneled south on Stewart & Gray with traffic backed up to the 605 Freeway. Downey Police put a fire truck across Firestone Boulevard with no direction for traffic at all. They were congregating in groups of as much as four officers, having a good old time. One of the officers could have done some minor traffic control. With northbound Stewart & Gray closed there was no need for traffic to be stopped waiting for the red light to change to green, with only a few cars making it through the light. Alfonso Campos Downey

********** Published: December 27, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 37