Police patrol

Dear Editor:Police in Downey do their job in protecting the city. One thing that concerns me, however, is that too many officers arrive at one location of police activity. The weekend of Halloween I got pulled over along with my father, cousin and friend. They sat us down because they were looking for a group of four who were wearing masks and jumpsuits and carrying a machete and an axe. We all had the masks but only of us was wearing a jumpsuit. While we were sitting on the curb lots of police officers came to where we were. I understand that this is back-up but we were completely harmless. They didn't know that at the time but they searched us and we were clean. I agree that they have to protect themselves but the officers that arrived after we were searched only went there to talk to the ones that were already there. They were discussing things that had nothing to do with the situation we were in. I think police officers should stay patrolling if they are not needed at a location. - Enrique Ramirez, Downey

********** Published: December 18, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 35

Julie Ledesma