Homeless Man Dies At L.A. City Hall Complex | KCET
Homeless Man Dies At L.A. City Hall Complex
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 54-year-old homeless man was found dead today of apparent natural causes just outside City Hall East in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles police said they received a call around 7:40 a.m. about the man, who was found outside the municipal building in the 200 block of North Main Street.
Although police had no information on a possible cause of death, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer -- whose office is located in City Hall East -- told reporters the man appeared to have died from natural causes.
“It appears as though he passed away sometime overnight,” Feuer said. “I do not know when.”
The man's name was not immediately available, and Feuer said it was unclear if he had any relatives.
Feuer, speaking at a news conference about the dangers of drunken driving, said the man's death highlighted the critical nature of the homeless crisis in the city, noting that “today we have to mourn this man” who “died alone at City Hall.”
MORE RELATED ARTICLES
“As a city we need to do better than this,” he said. “As a community we need to do better than this.”
Feuer said “sometimes the statistics around homelessness become a little ethereal to people, the issues become abstract, and they're not. ... Of course, it really hits home when one of those human beings passes away in front of our workplace, especially when that workplace is the center of government for the second-largest city in the United States.”
Another two cases of a rare inflammatory syndrome have been identified in patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, bringing the total to six, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, it was announced today.
Los Angeles County restaurants were cleared today to reopen for limited dine-in service, as were barbershops and hair salons, as the state approved the county's request to move deeper into California's roadmap for restarting the economy.
KCET and PBS SoCal celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with a compelling array of special programming, highlighting personal stories from the LGBTQ community and its forerunners and champions who continue to inspire today.
As the economy has cratered, California politicians are increasingly concerned that corporate landlords could swoop in and buy up single-family housing — in a repeat of the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
- 1 of 292
- next ›
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.
In 2019, California, one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to police files, put SB1421 into effect. But a year into the new transparency law, journalists and the public are realizing that the law may not be as transparent as expected.
State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.
Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.
Socal Connected looks at what happened to LA Jets’ Obea Moore and the current state of youth track and field today.
- 1 of 54
- next ›