The City of Lynwood separated themselves late on Sunday from a disturbing message that was posted to social media by the city’s manager, who said that the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies was the “chickens” coming “home to roost.”
Late on Saturday night, two sheriff’s deputies were shot in Compton as they sat in their patrol car when an assailant, who is still at large, approached the vehicle from behind and opened fire. Both deputies, who were shot in the head, were listed in stable condition as of late Sunday night.
City Manager Jose Ometeotl set his Instagram to private after his message went viral online and sparked backlash.
The message stated:
The shooting of anyone is a wholly unacceptable occurrence in society. I do not condone the type of violence seen in the shooting of the deputies yesterday in Compton. I will say that communities like Compton have been plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and