Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore was joined by local religious leaders Friday in a vigil “in support of community solidarity” as protests continue across the country over longstanding issues of police brutality and the in-custody death of George Floyd.
The vigil in the courtyard of the LAPD Headquarters at 100 W. First St. saw leaders of different faiths join together in prayer and call for peace and speak out against racism.
The chief said the LAPD still has work to do moving forward.
“We have had in justices committed by members of our own organization, and that is a hard and hurtful truth,” Moore said. “And that hurts every member who wears this badge… We have core values that when that when we fall short, it hurts us all. But our commitment is to do better.”