The police chief of Los Angeles was facing calls for his firing late Monday – and the city’s mayor was facing calls for his own resignation -- after comments the chief made about rioters and looters taking the streets in the nation’s second-largest city.
“Let me be clear,” Moore wrote, “there are 4 police officers and 4 alone responsible for the death of George Floyd.
“My Apology for Remark Regarding the Death of George Floyd During a Press Conference Earlier Today: I misspoke when making a statement about those engaging in violent acts following the murder of George Floyd,” Moore wrote.
“Let me be clear: the police officers involved were responsible for the death of George Floyd.”
“The responsibility for George Floyd’s death rests solely with the police officers involved,” Garcetti wrote.