Embattled LA councilman attends city meeting after scandal


              FILE - Los Angeles City Council member Kevin de Leon sits in chamber before starting the Los Angeles City Council meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. Embattled Los Angeles councilman Kevin de León attended his first city council meeting Friday, Dec. 9, in nearly two months since a scandal broke over racist remarks by elected officials. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
            
              FILE - Los Angeles City Council members Gil Cedillo, left, and Kevin de Leon sit in chamber before starting the Los Angeles City Council meeting on Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. Embattled Los Angeles councilman Kevin de León attended his first city council meeting Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 in nearly two months since a scandal broke over racist remarks by elected officials. Cedillo was ousted in a June election that predates the scandal. Cedillo's last day in office is Monday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
            FILE - Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin de León, right, speaks with City Council President Pro Tem Mitch O'Farrell before leaving a council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles. Embattled Los Angeles councilman Kevin de León attended his first city council meeting Friday, Dev. 9, 2022 in nearly two months since a scandal broke over racist remarks by elected officials. De León has apologized but said he has no plans to resign. He has two more years in office and represents predominantly Latino neighborhoods east of downtown. (Sarah Reingewirtz/The Orange County Register via AP, File) FILE - Members of Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo (CIELO) and leaders from Indigenous communities across California hold signs during a demonstration in Los Angeles, demanding the resignations of L.A. City Councilmen Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo for their participation in a leaked discussion that included racial slurs on Oct. 15, 2022. Embattled Los Angeles councilman Kevin de León attended his first city council meeting Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 in nearly two months since a scandal broke over racist remarks by elected officials. Since the scandal, De León has apologized but said he has no plans to resign. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Embattled LA councilman attends city meeting after scandal