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We're not quite sure how Captain Smith could have been confused by what he saw when El Segundo officers dropped off a homeless gentleman on Skid Row with his bag but El Segundo's Police Department claims he must've been. See, they, like Pasadena, Burbank and El Monte would never do such a thing. That the LAPD had to issue an order to stop other out-of-area police whom they suspected of delivering their homeless to downtown is just proof of even more confusion.

There was a Law & Order episode like this. It had to do with a mental health institution but the issue was similar. After his mandatory time in the institution, a mentally disturbed man was put on the street without his medication or any other materials and left to fend for himself. In the fiction, the guy killed a woman in a psychotic rage.

In the real world, the question is: why are other municipalities pawning off their citizens in need onto our already maxed out homeless services?

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That ain't cool, El Segundo.

Villaraigosa doesn't think so either and is looking for legal recourse.