Videos Show Hermosa July 4th Beach Fights

Two videos posted to YouTube show fights between high school students on the beach near Second Street in Hermosa Beach on the Fourth of July.

Two videos posted to the video sharing site YouTube show fights that broke out  during a beach party in Hermosa Beach on the Fourth of July near Second Street.

Both videos show fights between multiple people—possibly teenagers—that escalated on the beach.

At the end of one video, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and Hermosa Beach police officers handcuff one young man.

Another video shows a young male laying unconscious on the beach—apparently knocked out in the fight—as bystanders come to his aid.

"This guy is hurt," says someone off-camera in the video.

Hermosa Beach Police Sgt. Robert Higgins told Patch last week that  near the same location on July 4 and overwhelmed police forces.

The gathering, which was announced and spread through social media, attracted teenagers from across Southern California and led to one police officer getting punched in the face while trying to break up a fight, said Higgins.

"It turned into a giant free-for-all party down there that was really a lot more than we can handle with the limited resources we have," Higgins said. "It was huge."

Guy July 17, 2012 at 12:18 AM
More officers are needed!
TallCoolChick July 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM
That's "CELEBRATING"? Pack of drunk idiots is more accurate.
Hector Hernandez July 17, 2012 at 03:24 AM
No not more officers just trained police officers. We don't have any trained police officers.LAPD does it why cant higher paid Hermosa cops handle this?


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