Korean American officer Dominic Choi made history as the first Asian American assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
The promotion: Choi’s promotion to assistant chief now gives him the second-highest ranking in the department. He is one of three assistant chiefs, according to CBS Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department is celebrating a historic moment after Dominic Choi became the first Korean American to be promoted as deputy chief in the history of the LAPD.
Choi reached the rank after working his way up the ladders in his 25 years of service with the department, according to ABC7. His promotion and accomplishments were recognized by the Los Angeles City Council on Friday.
Daniel Sohn, the man who recently made headlines for shouting “white power” while wearing a Los Angeles Police Department shirt at a Black Lives Matter protest, has been arrested on Friday after trying to represent himself as an officer to deputies in West Hollywood.
According to L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Joanna Warren, Sohn admitted to investigators that he frequently poses as a police officer to get respect, KTLA reports.
Last week, a man wearing an LAPD shirt was captured on video yelling “white power” while antagonizing Black Lives Matter protesters outside of the Hollywood 24 Hours Fitness gym.
The video, which was posted by the BLMLA Twitter account, claimed that an LAPD officer was seen making “white power” signs with his hands while yelling “white power” at the family of Albert Ramon Dorsey, a Black man who was fatally shot by police at the Hollywood 24 Hour Fitness gym locker room.
A video posted by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles depicts a man of Asian descent wearing a long-sleeved shirt with Los Angeles Police logos yelling “white power” at Black Lives Matter protesters on Thursday.
According to the BLMLA Twitter account, the man, who they claim is an LAPD officer, was yelling “white power” and making “white power” signs with his hands to allegedly antagonize the family of Albert Ramon Dorsey, a Black man who was killed by police at the Hollywood 24 Hour Fitness gym locker room. Today, he would have been 31, and BLMLA protested in front of the Hollywood 24 Hour Fitness.
The Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating the death threat against South Korean pop group BTS member, Park Ji-min, or famously known by his stage name as Jimin.
On July 12, multiple reports emerged saying that an anonymous Instagram user sent another death threat to Jimin, and that this time, the sender threatened to harm the K-pop artist during the group’s concert in the Staple Center in Los Angeles, California, on September 5, according to Korea Daily.
The LAPD has recently released a man who was initially suspected of the brutal beating of an elderly woman in Koreatown last Saturday.
The suspect, 41-year-old Richard Colomo, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of felony battery on an elderly person but was released Thursday without any charges filed against him.
A Los Angeles Police Department Officer has been hailed a hero after rescuing a cat in a neighborhood affected by the Skirball Fire.
Officer Tae Kim was going door to door in Bel-Air when he came across a cat that appeared to be in distress. The cat was in a house with the front door open. No one seemed to be home, so Kim carried it to his patrol car to keep it safe, according to TODAY.
A Filipino-American police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is in dire need of a bone marrow match from someone of Filipino heritage.
Officer Matthew Medina, a seven-year veteran of the police force, is reportedly suffering from aplastic anemia, a blood disorder that requires a bone marrow transplant to survive, ABC Channel 7 reports.