LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — In the wake of Saturday’s deadly shooting of two New York police officers, the LAPD is advising its officers to be extra vigilant.
Two days after the ambush of two New York Police Department officers in Brooklyn, there is an anti-law enforcement sentiment across the country and their officers need to be cautious, said Deputy Chief Michael Downing, head of the LAPD’s counterterrorism bureau.
LAPD brass have advised the rank-and-file to “not be over anxious and paranoid, but use their training and tactics to prepare themselves,” Downing told KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero.
He says the environment spawned by the recent protests over the killing of black men by white police officers has them concerned.
Downing says, however, that the anti-police contingent is a minority here in Los Angeles, and that no threats have been made against the LAPD.