Following the lively, non-violent protest by about 100 people from the Refund California Coalition outside the Woodstock Road home of Wells Fargo CFO Tim Sloan Wednesday night, issued an email statement to residents Thursday, apologizing for the SMPD's response.
"Despite the peaceful outcome and the restraint exercised by our police officers, I would have preferred a more proactive approach and in the future our officers will act to better protect property and if neccessary [sic] arrest protestors who violate the law," Schaefer said in the statement.
We are now asking how you felt about the SMPD's response to the protest, which resulted in no arrests.
One SMPD officer stayed in his patrol car outside the home for most of the protest, which lasted about 30 to 45 minutes, and eventually asked one of the organizers to move the group’s charter bus and vehicles parked on Woodstock Road, which does not allow street parking, .
Four cars from the South Pasadena Police Department, who was called in to assist, arrived at Virginia Road and Shenandoah Road near the scene shortly after the protesters started to disband.