Today’s revelation of statements by members of our council leaders hurts me to my core. This is not the Los Angeles I know or reflective of the beliefs of the women and men of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Such remarks are unacceptable in any setting.
It is a dark day for our City of Angels.
Although the work of Council Members involved over the years are not reflective of these racist remarks, I am conflicted as to a path forward.
We must pull together and unify on our commitment to a safer City respecting the individual rights of every Angeleno.