LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An LAPD station has been hit with some sort of contagion for the second time this month.
The Los Angeles Police Department was forced to close its Pacific station jail indefinitely for an unknown infestation, according to LAPD spokeswoman Officer Lizeth Lomeli.
The jail’s closure comes just a week after the department acknowledged three officers working out of the West Valley station in Reseda had contracted a highly contagious staph infection after an encounter with a transient. Those three officers are on medical leave and are expected to make a full recovery.
The type of infestation that shut down the Pacific station jail, at 12312 Culver Blvd. in Los Angeles, is not known, so it’s not clear yet whether the two incidents are connected.
As for the West Valley station, it has since undergone a cleaning of all surfaces to stop the MRSA – a highly contagious bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics – from spreading.
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