Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) welcomes a hate-crimes investigation
UPDATE April 11, 2023:
A hate-crime suspect wanted for allegedly defacing a mosque and Islamic cultural center in the Koreatown area early Easter Sunday morning was arrested, Los Angeles police confirmed Tuesday morning.
“This individual has been identified as Carlos Moran, 43 years of age, a male Hispanic,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said at a police commission meeting Tuesday morning. “Information gathered from Mr. Moran leads us to believe that he is suffering from some type of mental health issues.”
April 10, 2023
Police are seeking a hate-crime suspect who defaced a mosque and Islamic cultural center in the Koreatown area early Easter Sunday morning.
The suspect was recorded on camera using a permanent marker to write anti-Islamic hate words on the property of the Islamic Center of Southern California, located at 434 Vermont Avenue, at about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, according to the Los Angeles Police Dept.
The suspect was described as a man in his 40s, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds, wearing a black beanie hat, black jacket, a black short, black pants and black shoes.