Just a quick question this morning.
Lately I’ve heard 2nd and 3rd-hand reports from cyclists complaining that police officers may have failed to respond appropriately to various incidents involving cyclists, ranging from road rage to reports of stolen bikes. Not a lot complaints, but enough to raise the question of how seriously they may be taking bike-related crimes.
If you’ve had a recent incident in which you tried to file a report with the LAPD or another local police department and they didn’t respond in what you felt was an appropriate manner, let me know. Or if you received a good response, let me know that, as well.
You can respond by leaving a comment here, or email me directly at bikinginla at hotmail dot com.
I got mugged while riding my bike, called to ask for a patrol car at 2 a.m. (a few minutes after I’d been robbed). I waited outside for a while in the cold, with that post-robbery jittery feeling until I called it quits.
They showed up at 3 or 3:30 a.m. (message on my cell phone – which had turned itself off due to a low battery).