When the #MeToo movement started to gain momentum, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office scrambled frantically to deal with it.
Lots of hand-wringing, lots of new guarantees and safeguards to make workers and staff feel good.
Meanwhile, it’s starting to look like city officials scrambled just as frantically to cover up and quash complaints.
According to the Los Angeles Times, officials have provided no details about instances of “inappropriate behavior” reported by staff members in Mayor Garcetti’s office since he was elected in 2013.
The mayor’s office has admitted to the Times that “there have been a few incidents of inappropriate behavior reported to supervisors, and they were each handled appropriately.”
Not very forthcoming.
The Times hasn’t dug very hard into this issue. They like Garcetti. Editors and reporters fantasize about him becoming the Democrat’s candidate to challenge President Trump in 2020.
So it’s pretty obvious they’re willing to look the other way when it comes to sex crimes in the mayor’s office. The Times will say they’re digging deep, but trust us, they are not.
We are not so willing to look the other way. If you work for Mayor Garcetti’s office and have been the victim if a sex crime, please contact us. We will report it.