Centinaia di casi sono in fase di revisione dopo che gli agenti di polizia coinvolti sono stati sollevati dall'incarico per messaggi razzisti e antisemiti

Due ex agenti del dipartimento di polizia di Torrance sono stati accusati giovedì di vandalismo con l'accusa di aver dipinto con spray un veicolo sequestrato con una svastica, hanno detto le autorità.

Inoltre, Torrance Police Chief Jeremiah Hart said that he has relieved 13 other officers of their duty because of an ongoing investigation into messages that he characterized asracism and hatred.
Former officers Christopher Tomsic, 29, and Cody Weldin, 28, were charged with one felony count each of vandalism and conspiracy to commit vandalism, secondo una dichiarazione from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges, ha detto.
      A gennaio 27, 2020, Tomsic and Weldin were allegedly among a group of officers responding to a police call regarding stolen mail, the DA’s office said. The former officers were led to a vehicle and allegedly ordered for it to be impounded to a tow yard, according to the D.A.’s office. When the owner of the vehicle arrived to pick up the car, he found a happy face spray-painted on the front passenger seat, a swastika symbol spray-painted on the rear seat, and other items strewn throughout the vehicle, diceva la dichiarazione.
        The two men were terminated in March 2020, ha detto il capo della polizia.
          At a joint news conference with the police chief, District Attorney George Gascón said the other Torrance officers who were suspended wereexchanging racist, discriminatorio, homophobic and anti-Semitic messages.
          The District Attorney’s office has identified hundreds of cases in which the officers were involved, Egli ha detto, and they will be reviewed that no other misconduct occurred.
          We have seen an increase in hate crimes, not only in our own home town but around the country. And it’s unacceptable,” Gascón said. “But it becomes doubly unacceptable when we have the people that are sworn to protect all of us who engage in this behavior.
          The two former officers are set to return to court on October 4 for a preliminary hearing at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, the DA’s office said.
            CNN is attempting to reach Tomsic and Weldin’s attorneys for comment.
            Torrance is a city of around 143,000 persone in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Torrance Police Department currently employs 227 sworn police officers and 128 civilian staff, secondo il suo sito web.

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