Eight LAPD officers were treated for injuries and 76 people were arrested during celebrations in downtown Los Angeles that turned to rioting following the Lakers' NBA championship Sunday night.
LAPD reports that some people in the crowd started throwing rocks, bottles, and other objects at officers. There were also reports of vandalism and looting and cars doing doughnuts in the street, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Two members of the crowd were injured by “less lethal munitions fired by our officers” and were taken to the hospital, according to the LAPD. Eight officers were injured and received medical treatment and more than 30 buildings and establishments were damaged by the crowd, according to the LAPD.
Last night’s largely peaceful celebration in Downtown LA of the Lakers championship turned into confrontational, violent & destructive behavior.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 12, 2020
30+ buildings damaged
8 officers injured
2 injured by less lethal munitions fired by our officers pic.twitter.com/BZ2nYWHz3c