Friday, August 27, 2021

Update on the investigation into the Southern Los Angeles police officers accused of spraypainting a swastika on a car


A search of [the Torrance officers'] phones revealed several other officers had been sharing extremely offensive memes and images that were demeaning to Black, Jewish and transgender people, according to one of the officials. Images uncovered by the investigation included pictures of a lynching, jokes about the Holocaust and memes mocking the idea of shooting Black men, the official said.


In addition to [those two officers], 15 officers have been placed on administrative leave as a result of the investigation


[Also, a] Torrance police officer who has been linked to [the] exchanging of racist text messages was charged Friday with assault in connection with a [2018] on-duty shooting