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LAPD Accused of Sharing Image Mocking George Floyd's Death

LAPD Accused of Sharing Image Mocking George Floyd's Death”

Officials launched an internal investigation after the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that an insulting Valentine Day's card with photo of George Floyd was circulating among officers, Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.

Floyd died over the summer after being restrained by Minneapolis police.

Internal Affairs is now trying to get to the bottom of it, looking to see where it was posted and who shared it. "Our investigation is to determine the accuracy of the allegations while also reinforcing our zero-tolerance for anything with racist views", the chief said. Meanwhile, LAPD officer Rosario Cervantes came closer to confirming reports in an interview with Patch.

The LAPD publicized the situation in a series of tweets, writing, "The Department has become aware of allegations that an image was being passed around the department and this image was in the workplace".

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Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25, 2020, after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against his neck for several minutes even after he said he couldn't breathe.

"If found any employee or supervisor is directed to take possession and identify those present".

Floyd's death sparked a wave of outrage, unrest and protests in more than 100 cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, and led to a nationwide reckoning over racial injustice and systematic police brutality, prompting police departments across the country to address the issue and ensure more accountability for their forces. His trial is slated to begin in March.

Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, three other officers involved in the incident, were also fired and charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter.



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