On the other hand, he said, when he speaks about holding LAPD officers accountable for racism, people hear that as “an attack on our police department.”
“I need people growing up in Los Angeles, whatever color you are, who know your neighborhoods, to join our force as well, like so many officers we have who know the blocks and know the peace.”
The mayor said he was not referring to LAPD officers.
And I absolutely did not say that about the League of Police Officers and I won’t have those words distorted.”
The mayor added that the county’s COVID-19 transmission rate actually increased this week for the first time in a while.