The teacher quietly resigned from his job and began teaching elsewhere. He’s now facing charges he abused or sexually assaulted three students.
Despite making up only about 13% of Long Beach’s population, Black motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists made up 24% of the LBPD’s traffic stops in 2019.
Two law enforcement sources told the Long Beach Post that the private group is specifically intended for Long Beach police retirees, their friends and other LBPD employees.
The photo gained national attention after Long Beach’s massive protest on May 31 because, at first glance, it appears to show an officer pointing a foam bullet launcher at the child.
When Luna made his first appearance before the City Council, he escaped sharp questioning. Instead, he was mostly praised for his leadership.
Until recently, the Long Beach police officials had praised carotid restraint’s effectiveness.
“The images depicted here are very disturbing and are not in line with the high standards we hold our officers accountable for,” Police Chief Robert Luna said in a statement.
Police Chief Robert Luna and Mayor Robert Garcia said the idea that police ignored the lawlessness simply isn’t true.
Downtown Long Beach is bracing for the possibility of unrest after protests in Los Angeles over police brutality gave way to looting and vandalism in some areas last night.
Unlike other high-profile incidents of officers being accused of killing black men, Floyd’s death sparked swift and public condemnation from police chiefs across the country.