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Security Cam Video Shows What Occurred Outside Council Chamber/City Hall, Incl. Physical Assault, After Sometimes Audibly Raucous Planning Comm'n Hearing Re Los Cerritos Oil Consolidation/Wetlands Restoration Project is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(Dec. 19, 2017, 9:10 a.m.) -- has obtained security video showing what occurred outside the City Council Chamber and outside City Hall, including a physical assault, after a sometimes audibly raucous Planning Commission hearing regarding the Los Cerritos Oil Consolidation/Wetlands Restoration Project. sought and received the video from the Long Beach Police Department under the CA Public Records Act.

The video is from two camera locations: one inside City Hall showing the public entry/exit doors to the Council Chamber, the other just outside City Hall. The video is without audio.

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As previously reported by, LBPD Public Information Officer Arantxa Chavarria told that at roughly 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 W. block of Ocean Blvd. for a possible battery call.. where they learned that a male suspect had allegedly assaulted a male victim outside the building [City Hall.] A suspect description was transmitted via LBPD radio; a suspect, identified by LBPD as Travis Swans, 22, of Long Beach, was detained and taken into custody in the area of Pine Ave./Broadway.


The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. website indicates the arrestee appears to have spent the night in jail and was released (either posting bail or under some other circumstances) on Dec. 1 in the 1 p.m. hour.

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert says his office has filed a criminal case alleging one count of misdemeanor battery by defendant Swans. The case is currently scheduled for court arraignment on Dec. 29 at which time the defendant may enter a plea.



The audio transcript of the Planning Commission hearing indicates that a speaker who gave his name as "Travis" (and when later asked by the Planning Commission chair to give his last name for the record gave a name different than "Swans") testified in opposition to the project for roughly 35 seconds. (To hear that testimony, click here.)


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