Local lawmakers call for full investigation into mail dumping caught on camera in Glendale parking lot

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Two local lawmakers are calling for a full investigation into an incident involving bags of unopened mail being dumped in Glendale.

Congressmen Adam Schiff and Jimmy Gomez on Wednesday sent a letter to Patricia Armstrong, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's inspector in charge of the Los Angeles Division, calling for the investigation.

Surveillance footage shows multiple bags being tossed from a Budget truck in a parking lot near 7Q Spa on Glenoaks Boulevard. The spa's owner found hundreds of unopened envelopes and packages last week.

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Bags of mail were dumped in a parking lot in Glendale last week, according to surveillance footage.



USPS has said the truck driver was a contractor and not an employee of the agency.

Investigators had already begun looking into the incident, saying the mail would eventually be delivered, but Schiff and Gomez urged the Postal Service to keep Congress updated on its progress and report whether it was an isolated incident or part of a "broader pattern."

"This matter is of grave importance, as it comes at a time when there are still questions and concerns about the Postal Service and accessibility for residents and business owners, as a direct result of deliberate policy changes to the service from the president of the United States and his Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy,'' the letter read.

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The USPS said it's common practice for mailboxes outside post offices to be locked on days they are closed to prevent vandalism.

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