DEVELOPING: 7 LAPD Employees Removed From Field Duties for Allegedly Using Excessive Force During Protests

Ameera Butt
June 10, 2020 - 6:53 pm

 Seven LAPD police officers have been removed from the field after allegedly using excessive force during the recent protests over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles.

The news was first confirmed to CNN by the LAPD and then other media, including the LA Times, covered it.

In the CNN blog, it was reported ""The Los Angeles Police Department continues to investigate allegations of misconduct, violations of Department policy, and excessive force during the recent civil unrest," LAPD said in a statement. "Seven employees have been assigned to non-field duties due to improper actions during the protests.""

The LA Times also reported that the LAPD is investigating 56 allegations of misconduct by the police during the protests - 28 of those involved alleged excessive force. 

Later on Wednsday during a briefing, the LA Mayor noted there were 58 investigations of misconduct.

"The LAPD has tasked 40 investigators with looking into the allegations of misconduct, excessive force and violations of departmental policy during the protests," the LA Times story wrote.

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