A new report looks at how LAPD handled the street protests that followed the killing of George Floyd.
Report Critical of How Los Angeles Police Handled George Floyd Protests-video
Downtown Los Angeles
On May 27, protestors organized by the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter gathered outside of the Hall of Justice and proceeded to block the Hollywood Freeway. Protestors also shattered the windows on two California Highway Patrol cruisers.
On May 29, protesters blocked traffic and threw rocks at the windows of businesses and passing vehicles. They also set off fireworks which hit several buildings. Looters broke into several stores and stole items such as televisions and jewelry. Buildings were also spray painted. Thousands of protesters converged on the 110 Freeway, shutting it down temporarily. Several protesters scuffled with police, which resulted in two officer injuries. Police begun to use batons and rubber bullets against the protesters.
On May 30, Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti authorized the deployment of the California National Guard. # Los Angeles Police
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