500 National Guard Personnel will Join the LAPD to Protect the Community from Violence and Looting
Mayor Garcetti updated Los Angeles on safety measures taken due to the rise in violence amid the George Floyd protests.
The Los Angeles City Mayor touched on how the riots has hindered the recovery for small businesses and progress made amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Law enforcement across the state came to aid LAPD and based off the conversation with the California State Governor the mayor had the opportunity to call in the National Guard.
National Guard arrived hours after the request on Saturday night, they will join the Los Angeles Police and be engaged in the community and be stationed on foot at locations to safeguard certain businesses.
The mayor stated black lives matter and people from every ethnicity are confirming that message, Garcetti ensured the protest yesterday had the intention of being organized and peaceful.