Authorities served search warrants at Maywood City Hall and at properties belonging to the city's mayor and others Thursday morning in what one official described as an investigation into accusations of corruption.
"Search warrants were served today at various locations, including Maywood City Hall," said Greg Risling, spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "We cannot comment further because of an ongoing investigation."
At an automotive shop owned by Mayor Ramon Medina, investigators removed a computer and boxes of files, one of which was labeled "2017 City Council minutes and agendas." Animal control officers also removed 40 roosters from the property.
When reporters asked Medina the reason for the searches, the mayor responded, "I have no idea," and said he had done nothing illegal.
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