“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.
As of Tuesday afternoon, police have reported no planned protests or major violent incidents.
Asked about the prevalence of fireworks being blasted from all corners of the city, the police chief said that is common this time of year ahead of the Fourth of July, and that the city was continuing enforcement of the illegal explosives.
Police Chief Robert Luna and Mayor Robert Garcia said the idea that police ignored the lawlessness simply isn’t true.
The Long Beach Police Department has deployed hundreds of officers on Monday in preparation for more possible violence.
Long Beach police surrounded several homes in Bixby Knolls after a suspect ditched a vehicle and fled into the neighborhood.
The Long Beach Police Department needs volunteers for a new program where community members can help people recover in the aftermath of traumatic events.
The judge said it was “difficult to understand” Sheffield’s actions in April 2016 when he closed the apartment’s door, picked up a bloody knife on the driveway and placed it back inside through a broken window.
The incident likely wouldn’t have gained much attention if not for a video that shows one of the police officers hitting Martindale’s legs with a baton while they try to handcuff him.
The 13-second clip shows an officer on top of a man in the street near the corner of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. A second officer then begins hitting the man’s legs.