Crime & Justice

LA police union supports boycott of Tarantino films after he joins protests

In this file photo, director Quentin Tarantino attends a protest to denounce police brutality in Manhattan October 24, 2015 in New York City. The rally was part of a three-day demonstration against officer-involved abuse and killing.
In this file photo, director Quentin Tarantino attends a protest to denounce police brutality in Manhattan October 24, 2015 in New York City. The rally was part of a three-day demonstration against officer-involved abuse and killing.
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The union representing Los Angeles Police Department officers is joining a call to boycott filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's movies.

Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, said Tuesday that the union fully supports boycotting Tarantino's movies, a suggestion first made by a police union official in New York.

The unions are upset about a Saturday protest of police brutality in New York. Tarantino was among the demonstrators, saying he's "on the side of the murdered," and "if you believe there's murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it."

Lally says Tarantino's comments were hateful and inflammatory rhetoric that encourages attacks on police and threatens public safety.

An attorney and an agent listed for Tarantino didn't immediately respond to messages for comment Tuesday.