Former LAPD Detective on Video Calling Black Man the N-Word, Investigation Launched

The LAPD has launched an investigation after a confrontation between a Black man and a white former Los Angeles Police Department detective was caught on video; the former detective can be heard using racist epithets toward the man.

According to Newsweek, during a confrontation in Valencia, California, following a traffic incident, a video was posted on social media of former LAPD homicide detective John Motto screaming at a Black man while insulting him with racist comments. Because of Motto’s actions, the LAPD is reviewing 370 cases he was involved in to determine if he used racial bias in his duties.

A statement was posted to the official Twitter account of the LAPD.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon also tweeted this response:


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