American News Apr 21, 2021 6:53 AM EST

BLM sends protesters to LA Mayor’s home after Chauvin verdict

Mayor Garcetti proposed cutting the budget of the LAPD after BLM led a massive protest outside of his home on June 2. The City Council in 2020 voted to defund the LAPD by $150 million.

BLM sends protesters to LA Mayor’s home after Chauvin verdict
Ari Hoffman Seattle, WA
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Following former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all three charges for the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter’s Los Angeles told followers to gather outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home, according to the Daily Wire.

The activist group tweeted, "Relieved by the guilty verdict AND…Justice for #GeorgeFloyd required that we #ReimaginePublicSafety and #DefundThePolice. Meet us in front of the Mayor’s mansion RIGHT NOW," and then told activists to "Google Getty House Los Angeles for street address." The Getty House is the residence for the mayor of Los Angeles.

NBC LA reporter Robert Kovacik tweeted a video from the BLM demonstration outside the residence. "Celebration of verdict outside home of @MayorOfLA as @BLMLA demand @ericgarcetti defend the #LAPD."

Mayor Garcetti proposed cutting the budget of the LAPD after BLM led a massive protest outside of his home on June 2. The City Council in 2020 voted to defund the LAPD by $150 million.

The Mayor appears to have changed his mind in response to the ongoing violence and spikes in crime in the city and released his budget on Tuesday, which according to the Los Angeles Times, proposes "a slight increase in funding for the city’s Police Department for the upcoming budget year, disappointing advocates who have called for the agency’s defunding."

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