LA Council picks president amid furor over racist comments


              A sign demanding a resignation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de Leon is seen near his home in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The Council has been in upheaval for the past week after an explosive recording was leaked of a private meeting in which then-Council President Nury Martinez made crude and racist remarks, and Councilmen Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo didn't object or joined in the offensive banter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Signs condemning Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de Leon are posted across the street from his home in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The Council has been in upheaval for the past week after an explosive recording was leaked of a private meeting in which then-Council President Nury Martinez made crude and racist remarks, and Councilmen Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo didn't object or joined in the offensive banter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              A tent encampment set up by protesters demanding a resignation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de Leon is seen near his home in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The Council has been in upheaval for the past week after an explosive recording was leaked of a private meeting in which then-Council President Nury Martinez made crude and racist remarks, and Councilmen Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo didn't object or joined in the offensive banter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              A sign demanding a resignation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de Leon is posted on the garage door of his home in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The Council has been in upheaval for the past week after an explosive recording was leaked of a private meeting in which then-Council President Nury Martinez made crude and racist remarks, and Councilmen Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo didn't object or joined in the offensive banter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              A tent encampment set up by protesters demanding a resignation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de Leon is seen near his home in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The Council has been in upheaval for the past week after an explosive recording was leaked of a private meeting in which then-Council President Nury Martinez made crude and racist remarks, and Councilmen Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo didn't object or joined in the offensive banter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              A woman walks past the home of Los Angeles City Council member Kevin de Leon in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The Council has been in upheaval for the past week after an explosive recording was leaked of a private meeting in which then-council president Nury Martinez made crude and racist remarks, and council members De Leon and Gil Cedillo didn't object or joined in the offensive banter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              A sign condemning Los Angeles City Council member Kevin de León is posted across the street from his home in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The Council has been in upheaval for the past week after an explosive recording was leaked of a private meeting in which then-council president Nury Martinez made crude and racist remarks, and fellow council members De Leon and Gil Cedillo didn't object or joined in the offensive banter. Martinez has since resigned from the council. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Empty seats of city councilmembers, Gil Cedillo, Kevin de León and Marqueece Harris-Dawson are seen during a virtual meeting at the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The demonstrators demanded the city council stop its virtual meeting Tuesday until two of its members resign over racist remarks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              A protester covers his face with a sign mocking city councilmen Kevin de León outside the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The demonstrators demanded the city council stop its virtual meeting Tuesday until two of its members resign over racist remarks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Police officers stand in formation as they face off with protesters at the entrance of the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The demonstrators demanded the city council stop its virtual meeting Tuesday until two of its members resign over racist remarks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Protesters chant a slogan outside the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The demonstrators demanded the city council stop its virtual meeting Tuesday until two of its members resign over racist remarks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Protesters hold signs as they stop traffic outside the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The demonstrators demanded the city council stop its virtual meeting Tuesday until two of its members resign over racist remarks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Two protesters put up a sign mocking city councilmen Kevin de León near the entrance of the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The demonstrators demanded the city council stop its virtual meeting Tuesday until two of its members resign over racist remarks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Protesters chant a slogan as they face off with police at the entrance of the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The demonstrators demanded the city council stop its virtual meeting Tuesday until two of its members resign over racist remarks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
LA Council picks president amid furor over racist comments