The Culver City Police Department is aware of recent media reports regarding off-duty police officers participating in the acts of violence and civil unrest in Washington D.C. We wanted to take a moment to let our community know that the Police Department has no information or reason to believe that any Culver City Police Department employees participated in any way in those unlawful and violent acts, nor were any Department employees even present in Washington D.C. on the date in question.
Although the Culver City Police Department will always recognize and value the right of all individuals, including members of this Department, to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights, we also want to assure our community that we understand the severity of the incident that occurred at our Nation’s Capitol. This organization will always condemn any acts of lawlessness or violence, regardless the cause. As always, this Police Department is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional standards, accountability, and transparency for all our members. As such, if at any point in the future we ascertain any new information regarding the participation of any Police Department employees in the unlawful events that occurred in Washington D.C., they will be fully investigated and dealt with accordingly.
Thanks and stay safe,
Chief Manny Cid
“This organization will always condemn any acts of lawlessness or violence, regardless the cause.” Note the words “will always condemn any acts of lawless or violence.” The big question: Does CCPD “condemn” what occurred on January 6 in Washington, DC? It appears that, since the Chief did not condemn what occurred, he does not consider what occurred as an act of lawlessness or violence. If his statement was only an oversight, he should clarify it.