LAPD investigating alleged Valentine’s Day photo mocking George Floyd shared by cops

first_imgCourtesy Ben Crump LawBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Police Department announced it is currently looking into reports that its officers allegedly circulated a Valentine’s Day image that mocked George Floyd’s death.The post allegedly had Floyd’s face and had the caption “You take my breath away,” according to a spokesman for the LAPD. In a series of tweets Sunday, the LAPD said it was aware of the reported image and accusations that it was authorized by “a department employee.”“A personnel complaint has been initiated and we are pursuing each allegation, including interviewing the department member who brought it to our attention,” the department tweeted.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. The Department will have zero tolerance for this type of behavior,” LAPD said in a statement.Floyd was killed on Memorial Day 2020 after Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, handcuffed Floyd, placed him face-first into the street and put his knee on his neck for several minutes during an arrest.Multiple cameras filmed the incident and showed Floyd cry out, “I can’t breathe,” before going lifeless.Floyd’s death reignited calls for police reform and racial justice and sparked thousands of protests across the country over the summer.Chauvin was fired from the force and charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death. His trial is slated to begin next month.Three other officers involved in the incident, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, were also fired. They were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter, and their joint trial is slated for the summer.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Read More →

Frye dominates opening night Duel qualifier for IMCA Northern SportMods

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. ­(Nov. 12) – Tyler Frye will start his pursuit of another big payday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole. Frye ran away with the qualifying feature win Thursday on opening night of the Duel In The Desert. He’ll look to parlay those $500 checkers into a $1,777 victory in Saturday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event on the half-mile Dirt Track at LVMS. The top six from Thursday’s 20-lapper advance to the big show. Frye will be joined by Chris McKellar, Kevin Johnson, Robert Elliott, Brylon Holder and Jorddon Braaten.Holder led early on Thursday, finally giving way to Frye on the ninth lap. Showing the same speed that netted him the IMCA national championship this season, Frye opened a half straightaway lead with three laps to go and won by that margin.Feature results ­– 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; 2. Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 3. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Robert Elliott, Clinton, Okla.; 5. Brylon Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; 7. Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; 8. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 9. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif.; 10. Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; 11. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 12. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; 14. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 15. Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; 16. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 17. Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif.; 18. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; 19. Tony Konold, Clear Lake, S.D.; 20. Nick Sylvester, Bakersfield, Calif.; 21. Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; 22. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif.; 23. Ricky Childress Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; 24. Ron Tex Jr., Papillion, Neb.last_img read more

Read More →