Legacy Project: SaIGu LA Riots – Blake Chow

Category: Legacy Project, Original Video, SaIGu LA Riots, Video


Commander Blake Chow is Assistant Commanding Officer – Operations West Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Commander Chow recalls how he, as a young police officer in 1992, was called in for a nearly impossible task: to stop the thousands of people who were looting stores, and protect the firefighters who were trying to save stores and lives. He emphasizes that since the time of the LA riots, the LAPD has changed its paradigm about how it works and communicates with various communities (Korean American, African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ), which has improved their relationships.