Crenshaw mural is defaced
City News Service | 11/29/2018, 3:42 p.m.
Police today were investigating the scrawling of four swastikas on a South Los Angeles mural
depicting black civil rights leaders and activists.
The vandalism, which is also being investigated as a possible hate crime, was reported about
11:45 a.m. in the area of 48th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard, according to Officer Jeff lee of
the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.
The swastikas were scrawled in white paint on the mural that depicts Martin Luther King Jr.,
Malcolm X and others.
No suspects were in custody, according to Lee, who said the vandalism appears to be an
isolated act. Investigators were canvassing the area for witnesses and possible security camera
images, he said.