LOS ANGELES (WJW) – The Los Angeles Protective League has sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, requesting a formal investigation into a tweet sent out by LeBron James.
After former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in the death of George Floyd, a Columbus police officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant.
James posted a tweet with the officer’s picture and wrote, “You’re next #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The Los Angeles Lakers star later deleted the tweet, saying it was being used to “create more hate.”
FOX News reported that Detective James McBride, a member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors, said the NBA should determine if James violated any league policies.
“…No officer wants to take a life, but I’ll tell you one thing, that officer saved a life and he’s a hero,” McBride said.
The NBA has not responded.