Long Beach police seek evidence of ‘criminal activity’ during recent protests using new online portal

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The Long Beach Police Department is encouraging residents to submit video or photo evidence of “criminal activity” during recent protests against police brutality using a new online portal.

“We will not ignore the actions of criminal opportunists that have incited violence and caused damage in our community,” Chief Robert Luna said in a news release Thursday.

Though many demonstrations across the Southland protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis have been peaceful, some areas like Long Beach, Santa Monica and the Fairfax district of Los Angeles saw looting and vandalism.

On Sunday, multiple fires were reported in Long Beach and looters appeared to target retailers at the Pike Outlets in the downtown area.

The outbursts led to a citywide curfew and National Guard troops descending on the city.

The creation of the police department’s portal comes as the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI announced this week that they too are seeking footage that could lead to future arrests.... (Read more)