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Statement from Mayor Moore

March 25, 2022 – The City of Laguna Woods stands firmly against antisemitism, bigotry, and hate, in all its forms, fully and without exception. The conduct alleged in the disturbance is abhorrent, inexcusable, and antithetical to the character and values of our community.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (Laguna Woods Police Services) has investigated this incident and submitted charges to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. We appreciate law enforcement’s prompt attention to this matter and await the District Attorney’s charging decision.

We agree with Peter Levi, Regional Director, ADL Orange County/Long Beach’s statement, as the City of Laguna Woods is also outraged. Our delay in publicly responding was based on allowing the investigation to proceed to its conclusion rapidly and without prejudice. We condemn the alleged conduct and any hateful behavior. Thank you to Mr. Levi for speaking out.

                – Mayor Carol Moore, City of Laguna Woods