👇 THREAD: I interviewed @LASDHQ @LACoSheriff Alex Villanueva this morning for @AP.

He spoke about the shooting of 2 deputies in Compton, @josie_huang’s arrest + other topics both local and national.

The print story:
.@LASDHQ @LACoSheriff describes the shooting of 2 deputies on Saturday in Compton.
.@LASDHQ @LACoSheriff talks about recent protests against police brutality in the Compton area, as well as the search for the shooter and the unknown motive.
In this clip, @LASDHQ @LACoSheriff says athletes, elected officials and civic leaders need to emphasize trust in the criminal justice system, rather than “fanning the flames of hatred.”
In this clip, @LASDHQ @LACoSheriff says the criminal justice system is not biased, despite nationwide claims of activists + advocates.
Here, @LASDHQ @LACoSheriff accuses @josie_huang of transitioning from journalism to activism when she got close to the deputies.
Here, @LASDHQ @LACoSheriff claims — without providing evidence — that protesters are posing as journalists and throwing things at deputies.
Last clip: After I asked @LACoSheriff how we can trust his department’s statements after an @LASDHQ tweet inaccurately characterized @josie_huang’s arrest, the sheriff disparaged @KPCC reporting on a separate + unrelated, story.

Due to an editing error, a previous version of this @AP story said that George Floyd was shot by police. That is, obviously, not correct.

The story has been updated to fix the error -- which I deeply, deeply regret.


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