California city manager backfired after Tweeting "chickens come home to roost" to two sheriff deputies ambushed and shot
After two unidentified men ambushed and shot two Los Angeles sheriff deputies last weekend, the city manager tweeted his reaction to this saying “chickens come home to roost” and got under the fire too.
Jose Ometeotl, Lynwood City Manager twitted the troubling message with a photo of civil right leader Malcolm X and headlined it with the words “the fact that someone randomly opened fire on deputies is to be expected.”
“I will say that communities like Compton have been plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community,” said the post, retweeted by Fox11 correspondent Bill Melugin.
The comment comes hours after two LA county police officers, — a 31-year-old mom and a 24-year-old man — were ambushed and shot in their squad car on Saturday, the attack that was caught on the surveillance camera.
Both officers were seriously wounded but are expected to survive.
“These deputies murdered, framed and stole from the community just because they could,” Ometeotl wrote.
“Good deputies never turned on bad deputies for fear of retaliation and when caught most of these bad deputies kept their jobs and continued on their criminal career. The fact that someone randomly opened fire on deputies is to be expected in the society we live in today.”
The officials with Lynwood City Office distanced themselves from Ometeotl since then and released a statement on the issue.
“There have been comments made today (Sunday) by our City Manager on his personal social media that are his personal opinions and don’t reflect the position of the Lynwood City Council,” the statement said. “Today we are only thinking of the two deputies and are praying for their recovery.”