(Editor’s note: when Los Angeles City Councilmember Traci Park spoke to the Pacific Palisades Community Council on June 22, she said “I am concerned about the overdoses.” She said that drugs that are out in the community, such as those laced with xylazine “tranq dope” do not respond to Narcan, and “we’re evaluating what we’re going to do.” Subsequently, CTN received the following letter and video from Palisades resident John Alle on June 23, who also owns a business in Santa Monica. Paramedics are trying to revive the victim along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica by pumping air into the victim.)
My security team notified me of problems at my property and at the same time of my arrival ANOTHER OVERDOSE occurred on Ocean Avenue at Palisades Park in Santa Monica, directly across from the Shore Hotel and Blue Plate Oysterette Restaurant.
The sad irony is that in a few hours the LA County Board of Health and the Venice Family Clinic are scheduled to DISTRIBUTE FREE NEEDLES, synthetic opioids and Narcan (Naloxone) to any and all who show up in the exact same spot, in addition to Santa Monica’s Reed Park and Tongva Park.
Santa Monica City Manager David White, signed and published a Joint Proclamation last Friday praising the benefits of this Needle Distribution project that was kept hidden from the public until it was exposed to the public last year.
City Manager David White was a 2nd or 3rd choice pick by the Santa Monica Mayor and City Council, and joined the City in October 2021 after serving as deputy city manager in Berkeley where he championed reimagining public safety.
This particular victim was a white/Caucasian male, Justin Schroeder, July 14, 1991 to June 23, 2023. He was 31. The place of death was listed as the park, and the cause of death was “deferred.”