(Los Angeles, CA) — The FBI and the LAPD are going after the LA area looters who stole and vandalized property during George Floyd protests at the end of May and beginning of June. Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Kris Pitcher said these criminals took advantage of the peaceful protests. Pitcher said the SAFE LA Task Force has identified 150 cases of assaults against officers and civilians and other acts of vandalism. One suspect has been arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer.
FBI Joins the Los Angeles Police Department’s SAFE LA Task Force to Investigate Criminal Activity in the City of Los Angeles
SAFE LA Task Force Seeks Information; Reward Offered
On June 2, 2020, the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) directed the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) and Commercial Crimes Division (CCD) to establish a task force called SAFE LA in order to investigate significant crimes that occurred at or near locations where legitimate protests and demonstrations took place in Los Angeles beginning on May 29, 2020. The criminal activity under investigation includes looting, burglary, robbery, vandalism, arson, and assault.
Several departments have joined the SAFE LA Task Force, including the following:
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Beverly Hills Police Department
- Santa Monica Police Department
- Torrance Police Department
- Los Angeles City Fire Department
- Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
- Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
- United States Attorney’s Office
The below FBI seeking information posters have descriptions about multiple incidents involving unidentified subjects committing criminal activity. The SAFE LA Task Force is seeking information in order to identify the responsible parties. If anyone has information as to the identity of any of the individuals depicted, they are urged to submit an online tip to SAFELATIPS@lapd.online. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the SAFE-LA Task Force at (213) 486-6840.
Video and images can be submitted at fbi.gov/LAviolence.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in any of these cases.