LAPD Investigates 'Valentine' Mocking George Floyd

LAPD George Floyd

According to reports, the LAPD is conducting an internal investigation after officers on the force reportedly shared an image of George Floyd along with the caption "You take my breath away".

Moore said that the officer who made the complaint will be interviewed on Monday and that the department is determined to find out exactly where and how the image was generated, "online or otherwise" and who may have been involved.

The Commander at the Harbor Division said LAPD Chief Michael Moore is "disgusted" by the post, adding, "Messages with inappropriate content may result in discipline".

Floyd was killed on Memorial Day 2020 after Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, handcuffed Floyd, placed him face-first into the street on the street, and put his knee on his neck for several minutes during an arrest.

If the department confirms officers were circulating the image, "people will find my wrath", Moore said.

The LAPD said it hasn't identified the actual postings or if it was created by one of their employees as of Sunday, but it has asked directors to search their worksites for more information.

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

His death spurred widespread protests across the country and world denouncing police brutality against Black people, including in Los Angeles. He told the paper that there is zero tolerance "for anything with racist views".

Chauvin and the three other officers who took part in Floyd's arrest - Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao - were fired the day after his death.

They are all facing trial for Floyd's killing, with the trial expected to begin in March.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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