The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has released a statement in the wake of the Colorado theater shootings, saying they are stepping up security.
“While the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado appears to be an isolated incident, our vigilance has been raised,” said Captain Mike Parker, Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. “The heightened alert of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department includes increased patrols to create a more visible presence at movie theaters and other places where people congregate.”
“As always, we encourage the public: ‘If You See Something, Say Something.’ The greatest deterrent to crime is often a phone call to law enforcement by a person who sees something that just doesn’t look right.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go to the many victims, families, friends, and first responders affected by this senseless crime.”
The Los Angeles Police Department tells RumorFix they are adding extra security at movie theaters and will even have undercover officers inside some theaters.
AMC theaters, which is the second largest movie chain in American, has released this statement: “For the safety and security of our guests and associates, we are actively working with local law enforcement in communities throughout the nation and under the circumstances, we are reaching out to all of our theaters to review our safety and security procedures.”