HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Demonstrators clashed with police in Hollywood on Saturday night amid the one-year anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky home.
The Hollywood demonstration started out peacefully but escalated as several protesters climbed atop of the hood of an LAPD vehicle.READ MORE: California Focusing On Urgent Projects As Wildfire Season Looms
Police Chief Michel Moore said Sunday that three officers were injured — none seriously — during clashes in Hollywood last night with demonstrators marking the first anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky, home.
Moore said 11 people were arrested, nine businesses were vandalized and smoke grenades as well as other projectiles were thrown at police.
“NO justification/excuse for this violence. 3 officers injured (thankfully none serious). Smoke grenades & other projectiles were thrown at our people trying to facilitate a Breonna Taylor Protest. 9 businesses vandalized. 11 arrests,” Moore tweeted.
NO justification/excuse for this violence. 3 officers injured (thankfully none serious). Smoke grenades & other projectiles thrown at our people trying to facilitate a Breonna Taylor Protest. 9 businesses vandalized. 11 arrests (5 ADW on P/O). https://t.co/FZJng8E1KG via @YouTube
— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) March 14, 2021READ MORE: Future Of Hollywood's Cinerama Dome Still In Question
Of the 11 arrests, five people arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, Moore said. The chief’s tweet included a video that appeared to show a microwave oven being thrown at officers.
Dozens of officers moved into formation to keep the ground contained to one area. There were reports of some looting, and police say multiple arrests were made.
Taylor’s death has triggered angry protests nationwide, as the 26-year-old was gunned down by police during a botched narcotics raid after officers forced their way into her apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 2020. Taylor was not the target of the raid and the suspect police were searching for was not at Taylor’s home.
In a tweet Saturday, President Joe Biden called Taylor’s death “a tragedy, a blow to her family, her community, and America.” He added, “As we continue to mourn her, we must press ahead to pass meaningful police reform in Congress. I remain committed to signing a landmark reform bill into law.”MORE NEWS: Paul Flores, Father Arrested In 1996 Disappearance Of Kristin Smart
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