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Scalpers Disciplined by Police at Jackson Memorial

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Taken from the Grammy Museum rooftop | Zach Behrens/LAist
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Police quickly surrounded a man who was allegedly scalping on the corner of Figueroa and Olympic in front of the only major crowd outside L.A. LIve. Once in handcuffs, the crowd cheered as he was escorted into the security perimeter to a detainee holding area. A security guard placed on the rooftop of the Grammy Museum and Club Nokia said he had witnessed various people throughout the morning get arrested for the same thing.

Update: Chief William Bratton told KCAL9 that there were no arrests in the morning. Scalpers were warned that selling tickets would hold a certain risk of disciplinary action, Cheif Earl Paysinger told the media yesterday. The headline of this post, which indicated an arrest, has been changed to better reflect the nature of what was witnessed.