Angry Caller Rants at LAPD Chief Michel Moore Over Zoom in Viral Video

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore is facing further calls to resign following his comments regarding the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, with footage of a local resident venting towards him went viral.

The Los Angeles Police Commission held its first meeting since the protests over Floyd's death broke out in the city on Tuesday. The meeting was hosted on the video conference app Zoom.

The virtual meeting was attended by several hundred, with people calling in to condemn the LAPD's response to the protests and demanding Moore stand down after he said the people looting and rioting in the city were equally to blame for Floyd's death.

"We didn't have protests last night. We had criminal acts," Moore said during a press conference on Monday.

"We didn't have people mourning the death of this man, George Floyd. We had people capitalizing. His death is on their hands, as much as it is those officers."

During the Zoom call, L.A. citizen Jeremy Frisch went on an expletive-ridden rant against Moore and the LAPD in the wake of the clashes between officers and protesters in the city.

The clip has been viewed nearly one million times since it was posted on Twitter.

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"Black lives matter. Defund the police," Frisch said. "I find it disgusting that the LAPD is slaughtering peaceful protesters on the street.

"I had two friends go to the protest in Beverly Hills a couple of days ago, and the protest was peaceful until the police showed up with their excessive, violent force, shooting rubber bullets and throwing tear gas.

"Is this what you think of protecting and serving? Because I think it's b******t.

He added: "F**k you Michel Moore. I refuse to call you an officer or a chief because you don't deserve those titles.

"You are a disgrace, suck my d**k and choke on it. I yield my time. F**k you!"

Several people also used their given time on the Zoom call to speak out against the police and Moore.

"Chief Moore, you've got to do a better job of pretending you care about this," one male said.

"I've been watching you roll your eyes and offer half-hearted smirks, acting like a teenager who's falling asleep in detention.

"Are you not aware of the war crimes your department is doing, or are you just impatient to do more of them?

He added: "I know you're all having a rough day what with everyone telling you you're bad at your jobs. Have you considered being good at your jobs?"

Others also expressed their frustration with Moore's demeanor during the call.

"Chief Moore you have the most racist eyebrows I have ever seen, keep them still and have some god damn respect while you are being called out," one woman said.

"We know you meant what you said last night and we're calling for you to be fired without pay."

Moore did apologize during the Zoom call for his remarks about those protesting Floyd's death, having previously saying he "misspoke when I said his blood is on their hands."

Moore said: "I understand that there are those that are not able to accept my apology."

"I'm hopeful that my words and deeds, as well as those in our department, will show others the genuineness of our intentions, our values and our beliefs."

Moore tweeted out his apology as calls for him to resign began.

"While I did immediately correct myself, I recognize that my initial words were terribly offensive," Moore wrote. "Looting is wrong, but it is not the equivalent of murder and I did not mean to equate the two. I deeply regret and humbly apologize for my characterization.

"Let me be clear: the police officers involved were responsible for the death of George Floyd."

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti defended Moore over his remarks equating looting to Floyd's death while being arrested and dismissed calls to fire him.

"If I believed for a moment that the chief believes that in his heart, he would no longer be our chief of police. I can't say that any stronger," Garcetti said.

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Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore speaks in front of a piece of the World Trade Center during a September 11 memorial at the Los Angeles Fire Department Franck Hotchkins Memorial Training Center on September 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. There have bene calls for Moore to resign after he said George Floyd's death was "on the hands" of looters . Getty