The LAPD has been criticized for political correctness after it decided to ban the use of the thin blue line flag in certain areas.
LAPD Chief Michael Moore said that the flag was removed after a community complaint was made regarding it, which claimed it represented support for far-right extremist groups such as the Proud Boys.
Instead, the U.S. flag and memorials for fallen officers are authorized.
Despite the flag's name, Moore said it was not appropriate for extremist groups to use it to promote their racist and fascist views. He told Fox News Digital that the flag represents the valor and sacrifice of law enforcers.
New: LAPD Chief orders Thin Blue Line flags removed from police lobbies after a complaint linking flags to extremist groups like Proud Boys. Chief says it's unfortunate extremest groups hijacked divisive flags but orders them removed
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Although the flag can't be displayed in public areas, it can still be displayed inside locker doors, vehicles, or personal work spaces.
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