The Los Angeles Police Department, working with religious and community leaders, is hosting a forum to call for non-violence at possible protests and protests associated with the trial of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
Floyd’s death on May 25 last year sparked protests in Los Angeles and elsewhere that quickly escalated over the next two weeks. An estimated $ 1 billion to $ 2 billion in damage was caused in the United States from May 26 to June 8, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
The April 23 LAPD meeting will feature Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Head Michel Moore, Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Director Kristi Johnson, Federal Bureau of Investigation Capri Maddox, Director General / Executive Director, LA Civil + Human Rights and Equity Senior Pastor Edgar J. Boyd, First African Methodist Episcopal Church Richard Zaldival, Executive Director and Founder – The Wall Las Memorias Project, and Abraham Cooper, Rabbi, Simon Wiesenthal Center
The meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the LAPD Headquarters building on West 1st Street.
The joint press conference will call for non-violence in all possible protests that may take place in connection with the George Floyd death trial.