A 26-year-old skateboarder who is on course to represent the United States in the 2021 Summer Olympic Games has been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly co-hosting a party in Los Angeles that was deemed a potential COVID-19 “super-spreader” event, jeopardizing public health.
The Los Angeles Times reports, “Nyjah Huston, a four-time world skateboarding champion, and Edward Essa, the owner of a home in the Fairfax District where authorities say parties have been repeatedly shut down by police since last fall, are among those charged.” According to the Times, “Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the L.A. Department of Water and Power to cut off electric service to the home in the 800 block of North Curson Avenue” after the latest party in January. Both men are accused of creating a nuisance. The outlet was unable to reach Huston or Essa for comment on Friday.
The Times provides more details:
Last month, LAPD Capt. Sharon Paulson said officers cleared about