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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a Valentine's Day-style image mocking the death of George Floyd that was allegedly shared among department employees.
Floyd, a Black man, died last May after a former Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest.
The LAPD tweeted a statement on Saturday saying that it is "aware of allegations that an image was being passed around the department and this image was in the workplace."
The department also confirmed on Twitter that the image was allegedly created by an employee of the department. It has launched a "personnel complaint" and is interviewing department employees.
"The Department will have zero tolerance for this type of behavior," the Saturday statement continued.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore said Saturday that the officer who made the complaint about the image is set to be interviewed on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Moore added that "people will find my wrath" if the department confirms that officers shared the image.
Floyd's death was a catalyst in protests that erupted across the country over the summer calling for widespread police and criminal justice reforms. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd's neck during the arrest, is facing murder and manslaughter charges.