LAPD Chief Moore’s Statement on Roe v. Wade – NR22179ti

June 27, 2022

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision concerning Roe v. Wade. As a result of this decision, law enforcement has become aware of information concerning extremist groups calling for a “Night of Rage” beginning on June 24, 2022, at 8:00 p.m., directing violence towards reproductive and family advocacy groups, Federal courthouses, and faith-based organizations and houses of worship.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is working closely with our Federal, State and local partners to assess and identify any potential threats related to this group and any other groups that may attempt to harm the public. At this time, we have not identified any specific or credible threat to any specific organization here in Los Angeles.

The LAPD will remain vigilant to ensure the safety of all faith-based institutions and those who worship within them are protected. We will continue our outreach and information sharing on this sensitive issue with our faith-based stakeholders and we ask that you remain alert to any suspicious activity occurring at your churches and report it to your local enforcement partners immediately.

Additionally, if you have emergency plans in place, I ask that they be reviewed to ensure the safety of your parishioners during weekend services. We have increased our patrols around services throughout the City to ensure your parishioners feel safe.

The LAPD is committed to protecting all persons and organizations here in Los Angeles. We are taking a proactive approach to identifying any potential threats and working to disrupt any potential criminal acts related to this court decision. Please continue to be proactive in your security measures and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this issue.