Tuesday marked the seventh day of protests against police brutality in L.A., sparked by anger over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer — and over other historic police mistreatment of people of color, here and across the country. On Monday, about 1,000 protesters marched in Westwood, Hollywood and West Hollywood, downtown, Van Nuys, Anaheim, West Covina and Long Beach. You can read full details about that here.
As tensions rise between police and residents in cities across America, including right here in Southern California, a new survey is underscoring the continuing deep division among communities and their level of trust in police. A coalition of current and former elected prosecutors, including former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, has urged the State Bar to implement a new rule that would reduce political influence from law enforcement unions over decisions made by prosecutors. Today on AirTalk, Larry sits down with Gascón to discuss the latest with mass protests and policing across the country. Do you have questions? Call 866-893-5722.
With files from LAist
George Gascón, former district attorney for the city and county of San Francisco and former assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, he’s a candidate for L.A. district attorney; he tweets @GeorgeGascon