LOS ANGELES — Alarmed by the shooting of Riverside city officials last year, a Los Angeles City Council panel recommended Wednesday that metal detectors be installed at City Hall.
The devices would be placed at the entrance to Los Angeles City Hall and the City Council Chambers as part of a security plan endorsed by the council's Information Technology and General Services Committee.
"It will provide several levels of deterrent," said Tony DeClue, who oversees security for City Hall.
On Oct. 6, 1998, a gunman walked into Riverside City Hall and wounded six people including the mayor and two City Council members.
The city of Los Angeles has already armed the security officers at City Hall and increased foot patrols in the Civic Center after the Riverside incident, DeClue told the council panel.