Cops descended upon Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's massive compound just hours after she filed for divorce from her husband. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned why the police presence was so heavy and what the officers were doing to protect the high-profile family. Click through the gallery to watch a video of the swarm and to find out what took place.
The Los Angeles Police Department prioritized patrolling Brangelina's house on Tuesday after she filed for divorce from her A-list husband. The police SUV was circling the $5 million Los Feliz, Calif. property, where the couple lived with their six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox Jolie Pitt.
"We were up there providing extra security for the family and the neighborhood," LAPD Public Information Officer Tony Im told Radar exclusively about the police presence by the massive compound.
"Angelina will always do what's in the best interest to protect her children," Geyer Kosinski, her manager, recently revealed to Radar. The LAPD SUV was ensuring the safety of the family at their Los Angeles home.
Im told Radar that the LAPD were on patrol at their massive compound in order to shield the family: "We were dealing with quality of life issues for the neighborhood."
Jolie, 41, revealed that she and Pitt, 52, separated on September 15, 2016, and in her bombshell court documents asked for joint legal custody of their six children, but full physical custody.
Im explained to Radar, "We went by to make sure that no one needed anything and that everyone was respecting the neighborhood."
Angelina Jolie and kids seen at LAX airport
"This decision was made for the health of the family," Jolie said in a statement about her filing for divorce from Pitt after just two years of marriage.
Brad Pitt steps out in all white in Tribeca, NYC
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," Pitt said about his wife's shocking move to end their marriage.
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