A Los Angeles police officer suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a brick during Saturday night’s unrest, Police Chief Michel Moore said.
The officer underwent surgery and Moore said he believes he will survive.
Moore explained that when protests turn to unlawful assembly, danger is imminent. This includes not just the officers, but those involved in the protest as well. Within the crowd, some took to throwing projectiles including bottles, rocks and containers, hitting not only police, but other protesters as well.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has requested a full accounting of tactics used to disperse crowds during Saturday night’s melee in Los Angeles.