Fury as LA city official posts ‘chickens come home to roost’ after two LA deputies shot in patrol car ambush – The Sun

THE City of Lynwood in California has received backlash after its city manager posted on Instagram that “Chickens come home to roost” following the ambush shooting of two sheriff's deputies in Compton on Saturday.

Jose Ometeotl, the city manager, wrote on that communities like Compton have been “plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community."

In a post that accompanied by an image of Malcolm X, Ometeotl said that any shooting is a “wholly unacceptable occurrence in society," but added, "These deputies murdered, framed and stole from the community just because they could.

"Good deputies never turned on bad deputies for fear of retaliation and when caught most of these bad deputies kept their jobs and continued on their criminal career."

In 1963, Malcolm X controversially used the phrase "chickens coming home to roost" after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Video footage of the shooting showed a man walking up to a parked patrol car at a transit station in the Compton community, where he then fired a pistol into the passenger side of the squad car before running away.

A manhunt for the lone gunman, who shot two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, entered its third day on Monday, with authorities offering a reward of $100,000 for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

In response to Ometeotl's comments, the City of Lynwood issued a statement, saying: "On behalf of the hard-working families of Lynwood as well as the City's employees and elected officials, we wish to send our heartfelt prayers to the families of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies recently injured in the line of duty.

"We also support every effort by the Sheriff's Dept. to track down their attackers.

"There have been comments made today (Sunday) by our City Manager on his personal social media that are his personal opinions and don't reflect the position of Lynwood City Council.

"Today we are only thinking of the two deputies and are praying for their recovery."

Both deputies received critical head wounds, police said, but both are expected to survive.

The deputies have been described as a 31-year-old female officer who is a mother and a 24-year-old man.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters on Sunday: "We'll see what the long-term impact is. We don't know that yet, but they survived the worst.

"We would like to offer our sincerest appreciation for the overwhelming support being offered from all over the Nation."

The description of the shooter still remains vague.

Captain Kent Wegener told a news conference on Sunday: "At this point we have a very, very generic description of a dark-skinned male and that came from one of the victims."

President Trump also offered his thoughts on the shooting, retweeting a video of the incident and writing: "Animals that must be hit hard!"

Later, in reference to the deputies, Trump tweeted: "If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!"

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