The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating after an officer reported that a Valentine’s Day–style image of George Floyd was being passed around the department mocking his death.
The post depicts a photo of George Floyd, with a caption, ‘you take my breath away,'” Chief Michel Moore told the Los Angeles Times.
“Our investigation is to determine the accuracy of the allegations while also reinforcing our zero tolerance for anything with racist views,” Moore said.
The department tweeted Saturday night that there were allegations that the post was authored by an employee, but that officials had not yet “identified any actual postings in the workplace” or confirmed whether it was created by a member of LAPD.
The LAPD Chief said the officer who reported the image will be interviewed on Monday to help the department determine who may have been involved.
If the department confirms officers were circulating the image, “people will find my wrath,” Moore said.
Floyd, a black man died last summer after a former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes, ignoring his pleas about being unable to breathe.
His death lead to widespread protests last year calling for police reform.