L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Target of New Holiday Campaign

Campaign to Kick Off Tue. Nov. 16 on Normandie and Manchester in Los Angeles

On Tues., Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. family members of Mitrice Richardson and community activists have a ‘bone to pick’ with Sheriff Lee Baca and as part of a new campaign targeting the head sheriff, will collect bones from the community in front of the Louisiana Fried Chicken restaurant located on the northwest corner at the intersection of Normandie Ave. and Manchester Blvd. (1401 West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles). Targeting Baca, sheriff’s spokesperson Steve Whitmore, and the Office of Independent Review’s Michael Genacco, activists hope that having bones sent to their offices will serve as a constant reminder of Mitrice Richardson and that the unauthorized moving of her remains conveniently compromised the coroner’s investigation into her death so that no conclusion could be drawn from an autopsy on how exactly she died. Community activists want the sheriff’s to accept the blame for Richardson’s death and come clean about everything they know about her death. The campaign calls for supporters to save their bones from dinner and send them via mail to either Baca, Whitmore or Genacco’s offices as a reminder that Richardson’s case is not closed and the community wants answers. The body of Mitrice Richardson was found in August in a Malibu Canyon ravine after she disappeared 11 months earlier from the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department. For more information, please visit bringmitricehome.org.

Campaign Kick Off

Tue. Nov. 16
6:30 p.m.
Louisiana Fried Chicken
Normandie and Manchester
1401 Manchester Blvd. Los Angeles

Please bring your bones to to be sent to Sheriff Lee Baca.

Instructions on How and Where to Ship Bones


Chicken, turkey neck, rib, beef, dog, fish, pork chop or lamb bones—it makes no difference. After dinner, instead of throwing away those bones put them use them to send a powerful message to the sheriff’s.

If the package’s weight is under 13 oz., you can give it to your mail carrier, but if it weighs more than 13 oz., you must take it to your post office or other shipping location, such as a FedEx or UPS store. Bones are considered perishable foods and must arrive as soon as possible, so sender’s can choose the post office’s Priority Mail service or UPS’ 2nd Day or 3rd Day service. The small price of having them delivered is worth the message that sending the bones will make.

Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
4700 Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Steve Whitmore, Sheriff Spokesperson
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
4700 Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Michael J. Gennaco, Chief Attorney
Office of Independent Review
4900 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 204
Commerce, CA 90040