Inglewood Mayor James Butts has five billion reasons to cover up the city’s latest homicide. A graphic picture began circulating on Facebook yesterday depicting a man hanging from a tree in Inglewood Park Cemetery. The Mayor is attempting to downplay as a suicide, yet, residents are wondering where our highly paid Police Chief Mark Fronterotta is and why isn’t he squashing the rumors that this is a hate crime? Residents also wonder if this incident is connected to the homicide last week that occurred at the Taste of Inglewood? **warning graphic image to follow**
Mayor Butts confirmed the picture circulating as not only authentic, but also to declare it was a “suicide”. Residents have attempted to google the incident which does not appear in any searches or on any of the local news channels.
With the city undergoing massive changes and an influx of billionaires, it is no wonder the Mayor is not only covering up this homicide, but also the one last week at the Taste of Inglewood.
The Taste of Inglewood was held on Grevillea Ave and had streets blocked off from Manchester to Nutwood. The murder occurred on the next block at Kelso. Attendees reported on Facebook group “Inglewood Live” that they saw minimal Inglewood Police Department (IPD) presence who appeared to not officially be on duty but more like they were “passing thru”.
The police bulletin asking for information into the death of Levester Peterson attempted to change the location of his murder. The LA Times Homocide Report listed his death at 100 E. Kelso which intersects at Grevillea. IPD said the murder took place at LaBrea and Kelso.
Is yesterday’s homicide connected?
The image shows an unknown race person, hanging from the tree. For the Mayor to label this as a suicide is peculiar. There is no visible evidence showing the person took their own life, unless IPD removed evidence from the crime scene such as the ladder and/or device used to hang himself. Are we to believe he climbed the tree himself? It also appears the rope was too short for him to swing himself from the other branch.
The picture also contradicts Mayor Butts assertion the man was rescued and died due to the body language of the first responders. They appear to be casually engulfed in conversation while he hangs there. Why wasn’t IPD trying to get him down if he were in fact still alive as the mayor suggests?
Is Mayor Butts paying our police chief over a half a million dollars to suppress crime and keep himself as the city’s pseudo public relations person?
With the NFL coming and possibly the NBA, along with the increase in home value which brings in more non-minorities, Mayor Butts is working overtime to paint Inglewood to be a safe city that is nothing further from the truth. IPD has been unable to perform their duties due to the constant interference of the Mayor and his quest to lie to the public and Police Chief Mark Fronterotta is a willing participant that has resulted in second homicide in less than a week.
Mayor Butts both your credibility and integrity are in the toilet and its time for both you and Police Chief Fronterotta to go.