The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) investigates 56 allegations of misconduct during protests.
What We Know:
- On June 10th, the LAPD released a statement saying they are continuing to investigate 56 misconducts made during the protests of the death of George Floyd. Since June 17th, the number has risen to 74.
- Out of the 74 misconducts, 40 involved the use of excessive force such as protestors being shot in the head with rubber bullets and receiving minor injuries.
- So far, ten officers have been reassigned to duties off the field.
- The department says they have assigned a special task force of 40 investigators to examine these allegations to expedite the investigations, although the process can take up to a year to complete.
- The Los Angeles City Council has motioned for the LAPD to be completely transparent about the findings of the investigations.
- The LAPD is also being sued by Black Lives Matter and other civil liberties advocates because of the excessive force and the poor restraining tactics used during the protests.
- Along with the investigations, the Los Angeles City Council has agreed to research ways to reallocate $150 million dollars of the LAPD’s funds to social services.
For further updates on the investigation, visit http://www.lapdonline.org/newsroom.