The Los Angeles Police launched an internal investigation after officers reportedly shared the Valentine’s Day photo George Floyd With the caption “Take my breath away”.
The Los Angeles Police Department is also studying whether the photo that was Reported by the Los Angeles Times, It was created by a police officer.
“At this point, management has not identified any actual workplace posts or determined that our department employee was actually the one who created the image,” The police department tweeted Saturday.
Police did not respond to a request for more details on Sunday.
Floyd, a black man, died on May 25 after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a white man, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. His death led to waves of police accountability and racial justice demonstrations across the United States, as well as violent and destructive actions in some cities.
Three other officers were also charged with Floyd’s death.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore told the newspaper that an officer had filed a complaint about the photo and he would be questioned by officials on Monday.
“Our investigation is to determine the accuracy of the allegations while promoting zero tolerance for anything that has racist views,” Moore told the newspaper.
If the allegations are proven, Moore added, “people will find my anger.”
It was not immediately clear where the photo was allegedly posted or how many officers who may have circulated it. In the event that the complaint is confirmed, the administration said, “Any employee or supervisor will be directed to possessing and identifying those present, and the department will not tolerate this type of behavior.”