LAPD investigating alleged Valentine's Day photo that mocked George Floyd's death

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The LAPD is conducting an internal affairs investigation to determine which officers shared a photo of George Floyd with the caption, "You Take My Breath Away".

The Los Angeles Times reported that the photo had a "Valentine-like format".

'Our investigation is to determine the accuracy of the allegations while also reinforcing our zero tolerance for anything with racist views, ' the chief said.

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Floyd, who was black, died on May 25 when a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for nine minutes while arresting him.

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The Los Angeles Times also reports that the LAPD is investigating two Instagram accounts that may be linked to department personnel, including a pro-police account called "Blue Line Mafia". The Department believes the original post may have been the work of an LAPD employee.

Floyd's death sparked a wave of outrage, unrest and protests in more than 100 cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, and led to a nationwide reckoning over racial injustice and systematic police brutality, prompting police departments across the country to address the issue and ensure more accountability for their forces. In a series of tweets Sunday, the LAPD said it was aware of the reported image and accusations that it was authorized by "a department employee".

"If found any employee or supervisor is directed to take possession and identify those present". Chauvin and the other three Minneapolis Police Department officers who arrested Floyd have all been fired and are awaiting trial later this year. They are scheduled to stand trial in March.

Chauvin was sacked and charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.

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