Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of the Guard to assist the 10,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers.
LOS ANGELES — A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district.
One officer suffered a fractured skull, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said.
“But please don’t destroy our beloved Los Angeles.
The scale of the destruction in Los Angeles was being compared to the 1992 riots, when there was more than $1 billion in property damage.