Police Are Investigating A Couple That Defaced A BLM Mural

Police are looking to identify a man and woman who vandalized a city-approved Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez, California.

The woman was caught on video as she painted over the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street in front of the Contra Costa County courthouse while the man filmed her on his phone. Authorities are asking the public to identify the couple.

Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal said in a press release.

“The community spent a considerable amount of time putting the mural together only to have it painted over in a hateful and senseless manner,” the release said. “The City of Martinez values tolerance and the damage to the mural was divisive and hurtful.”

Sappal's released the video, which was shared on YouTube and an Instagram account called "Karens Going Wild."

The Martinez police said the man and woman were gone by the time they arrived at the scene.

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