LAPD Officers Allegedly Circulate Mock Valentine With George Floyd Image, Reading ‘You Take My Breath Away’
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an internal complaint that a mock valentine is being circulated among officers, showing an image of George Floyd with the words "You take my breath away."
LAPD posted to its Twitter account just past 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, acknowledging the incident:
The Department has become aware of allegations that an image was being passed around the department and this image was in the workplace. There are also allegations that the post with the image was authored by a department employee.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 14, 2021
The department went on to say that it has initiated a personnel complaint, although the posting has not been found “in the workplace” and, according to the department, there is no confirmation that the image was created by an LAPD employee.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the department has zero tolerance for behavior such as the current allegations.