Embattled Councilmember Kevin De León Issues Statement After Fight With Protestor

Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de León doubled down Saturday on his stance regarding the physical altercation he was involved in with a man at a holiday event in Lincoln Heights.

L.A. councilmember Kevin de León involved in fight during holiday event |  Flipboard

De León was caught on camera getting into a physical ruckus with the man, identified as Jason Reedy, while making an appearance at a holiday event at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights.

Since the video of the fight was posted on Friday night, a longer version of the incident has been posted.

The video, which was posted by Twitter users J-Town Action and Solidarity, shows the moments before de León starts to get physically aggressive with Reedy, who has filed a police report.

Hours before the incident, de León made his first appearance at the City Council chambers for the first time since the fallout following the release of a racist conversation involving the embattled councilman and two other councilmembers.

The Los Angeles Police Department has announced that it is investigating the altercation between de León and Reedy, according to City News Service.

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