On December 31, 2019 at 10:30 p.m.

Officers responded to the 200 block of the Santa Monica Pier for a fight. Two male blacks had assaulted three male Asians while yelling racial slurs. The victims were walking on the pier ramp when they were struck from behind. The victims were hit on the head and in the face. All three victims lost consciousness from the attack. One of the witnesses were able to provide descriptions of the suspects. One of the suspects was located in the 500 block of Colorado. He was identified and taken into custody. The suspect provided false information to the officer at the time of the investigation. The other two suspects were not located. Richard Lofton, 23, from Los Angeles, was arrested for battery with serious injury, hate crime, and providing a false ID to police officer. Bail was set at $50,000.

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  1. This should be mandatory State Prison sentences if the allegations are true. But, it probably won’t happen. They’ll be back out on the streets in 6 months.

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