Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Sheriff Alex Villanueva is challenging Lakers star LeBron James to contribute to efforts to find the gunman who Two Los Angeles County deputies were shot On the point-blank range.
Villanueva made the challenge during an interview on a local radio show on Monday.
In addition to the county’s $ 100,000, there are a total of two private pledges of 75 75,000, but Sheriff asks James to kick in at 17 5175,000 or even 350,000.
“I want to challenge … LeBron James,” he said. “I want you to match that and double that reward because I know you care about law enforcement.
“You have made a very interesting statement about gender relations and the officer-involved shootings and the impact they have had on the African-American community, and I appreciate that, but in the same way, we appreciate the respect that life has for businesses, races, ethnicities. Need to. , And I want LeBron James to move towards the plate and see it double. “LA County Sheriff calls LeBron James ‘plate up to the plate’, double reward for finding gunmen in deputy ambush
It is unclear what statement Vilenueva is referring to, but James has publicly condemned Police shootings in the last few months of George Floyd, Jacob Black and others, say African Americans are “scared”.
There was no immediate response from James to the sheriff’s challenge.
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