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.
The chats, hosted by the California Conference for Equality and Justice, are opening to the public on June 20, with the first one called “Cross-Racial Dialogue” taking place on June 24.
“California needs to lead the way so our nation can follow,” Nunez said, noting that the CPCA has led discussions and supported legislation regarding police transparency in Sacramento.
The first of 12 meetings will take place virtually on June 18.
Protesters on Sunday brought their demands directly the union that represents Long Beach police officers.
“He said ‘I want to apologize for what I did. I just told him ‘You need to get out, I’m with a client right now.”
About 30 peaceful protesters marched up and down Atlantic Avenue Thursday afternoon in honor of George Floyd, who died after a White Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for over 8 minutes.
As the name suggests, less-lethal rounds aren’t meant to kill, but a study found there are instances where these projectiles can be deadly.
Williams is retiring at the end of this term, concluding 16 years on the LBUSD board of trustees; he is the only African-American member of the board.
When Luna made his first appearance before the City Council, he escaped sharp questioning. Instead, he was mostly praised for his leadership.