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Thursday, 6 June 2019
'Collapse of a city that's lost control': Shocking new pictures from downtown LA capture the huge problem it faces with trash and rats amid fear of typhoid fever outbreak among LAPD
A decision to not cap property that homeless people can keep on Skid Row was announced last Wednesday
It sparked fury among some who say it will 'only perpetuate the public health crisis that already exists' there
Images from the downtown area show trash piling up as workers struggle to keep the area sanitized
Rows and rows of tents line the sidewalks of Skid Row in the sprawling 50-block area, home to around 4,200
On Thursday it was revealed a Los Angeles police detective has been diagnosed with typhoid fever
At least five other officers are also showing symptoms and their division polices downtown LA
Dustin DeRollo, a union spokesman, said cops who patrol Skid Row 'walk through the feces, urine and trash'
In an op ed for The LA Times reporter Steve Lopez called it 'the collapse of a city that's lost control'