Bratton: Just a few 'knuckleheads'

LAPD chief William Bratton, speaking just now on Fox 11, said officers are trying to clear out the last groups still hanging around Downtown. He says there have been five arrests, looting at the Shell station at Olympic and Grand, and isolated incidents elsewhere. "Officers tonight used minimal levels of force..behaving very professionally" though they have been provoked by "knuckleheads" and "cowards," Bratton said.

I'm posting updates mostly at Twitter, but the night should be winding down soon. Meanwhile, the Lakers victory parade will be held Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. along Figueroa — you know, that iconic L.A. avenue lined with our proudest fast food joints and car dealers — from Staples Center to the Coliseum.

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