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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:20 PM

What would they have us do? LAPD chief defends cruiser hitting protestors as officers try to leave

KTLA Local News
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore on Monday defended officers seen on video hitting protestors with their vehicle while attempting to leave amid protests decrying the death of George Floyd.

The chief said the police cruiser was being swarmed by a group that began attacking it Sunday in downtown Los Angeles. “That unit, in an effort to leave that area, took evasive action and in the course of that, struck an individual or more than one individual and fled that area,” he said.

Video showed the cruiser accelerating forward and knocking at least two people to the ground before reversing, turning swiftly and driving off as a group hurled objects at the vehicle.

Over the weekend, largely peaceful protests were followed by looting, fires and clashes between officers and protestors that saw bricks and bottles thrown at officers and rubber bullets fired at protestors. “It was anarchy,” Moore said.

On Sunday, nearly 700 people were arrested across the city. Nearly 400 were taken into custody the day before, and another 500 the day before that, the chief said.

She [Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors] had a message for the police chief: “When you tell me that you want to meet with me and at the same time, I’m witnessing your law enforcement officers rubber bullet and tear gas our community members, that’s not actually wanting to meet with me,” she said. “That’s just putting a bandaid over decades long of pain.”

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Response to quaint (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:34 PM

1. You're supposed to shut up and die. 'Murica!

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Response to quaint (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:48 AM

2. What would they have us do? Try "Reverse."

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Response to quaint (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2020, 06:08 PM

3. Those officers should be fired and sued for vehicular assault

But we know they'll just get a slap on the wrist from the department.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 7, 2020, 06:33 PM

4. The Police Commission will have a list of recommendations

...then nothing will change.

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