Michael Richardson, father of Mitrice Richardson holding a doggie bag containing chicken bones he’s sending to Sheriff Baca as part of the ‘Bone to Pick’ campaign

*Today, Tues., Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Michael Richardson, father of Mitrice Richardson, family members, and community activists have a ‘bone to pick’ with Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.  

And as part of a new campaign targeting the head sheriff, Richardson 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, Richardson and activists hope 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, including on how and where to ship bones, please visit bringmitricehome.org.  

Instructions on How 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.

Packages weighing must be taken 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

WHO:        
Michael Richardson, father of Mitrice Richardson, Family Members, Friends, and Community Activists

WHAT:       
Launch of ‘Bone to Pick’ Campaign Targeting Sheriff Lee Baca, Steve Whitmore, and Michael Gennaco

WHEN:       
Tues. Nov. 16, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:      
Louisiana Fried Chicken
1401 West Manchester Blvd. Normandie @ Manchester L.A.