Palisades Resident John Alle Beaten by Transient

Alle documented transients and the needles were found in Santa Monica Park and in storm drains.
Photo: John Alle/Santa Monica Coalition

Palisades Resident and Santa Monica Landlord was beaten by a transient on September 19. Around 3:30 p.m. the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a call at Palisades Park in Santa Monica.

According to a Santa Monica Police Department report, the found Alle on the ground, suffering from injuries to his face and head. He was transported to Ronald Reagan/UCLA Medical Center.

It was reported that Alle, who was unconscious for at least 20 minutes had suffered a concussion, a broken jaw and two teeth were broken.

According to the police, the victim was recording video of Palisades Park on his cell phone when he turned his camera on the transient.

The suspect was angry he was being filmed and confronted the victim, striking him and knocking him to the ground. The suspect took Alle’s phone, which had fallen to the ground and fled.

Alle said he did not know the suspect prior to the assault, but “He seemed to be on meth to me.”

In a later interview, Alle said the attack was unprovoked and he was attacked from behind.

Tyler Keating has been arrested for felony battery.

The suspect, identified as Tyler Jordan Keating (DOB: 02-17-1989), and found the victim’s phone. Keating was arrested for felony battery, robbery, and elder abuse and booked into the Santa Monica Jail where he is being held. The case will be presented to the District Attorney for filing.

According to one source, the suspect has a long rap sheet, including a knife attack.

Alle, who was responsible for the now famous “Santa Monica is Not Safe” sign that he put on his storefront on the Third Street Promenade, has been documenting transients and drug use in Santa Monica.

He has long advocated for public safety and asked the City to take steps to ensure streets are safe for tourists and residents. Alle also exposed that L.A. County was using three public parks (Tongva, Palisades and Reed—across from Saint Monica School) for needle exchange programs. He asked the City and L.A. County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath to take the programs away from public parks and incorporate it with the nonprofits that help the homeless.

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One Response to Palisades Resident John Alle Beaten by Transient

  1. Jim McCashin says:

    I would love to see you cover Horvath’s response to Alle’s requests.

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