The LAPD is investigating the Koreatown attack on the Air Force veterinarian as a possible hate crime
Los Angeles police are investigating an alleged attack on a US Air Force veteran in Koreatown as a potential hate crime, according to investigators.
Denny Kim, 27, told NBC News Los Angeles that he was attacked, knocked to the ground and his nose broken last Tuesday by two men who hurled racist slurs such as “Ching Chong” and “Chinese Virus”.
Kim’s friend Joseph Cha said he was present at the alleged event and was also branded a racial slur when he yelled at the attackers to stop.
LAPD detective Hee Cho confirmed to NBC News that an investigation is ongoing and that the alleged February 16 incident is being treated as a potential hate crime.
“I was scared for my life, as you can see from the physical injuries on my face,” Kim told NBC Los Angeles. “And I didn’t know …