Los Angeles councilmen resist resignation in racism scandal


              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell, right, leaves a news conference Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down.  (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell, right, leaves a news conference Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down.  (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell, right, leaves a news conference Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell addresses the media Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles City Council members are resisting growing pressure to resign after a recording surfaced of them joining in bare-knuckles banter during a private meeting where a colleague made racist remarks. O’Farrell said members couldn't conduct business until the two step down.  (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
            
              Ofelia Platon, from Oaxaca, holding a sign, protests before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              People hold signs and shout slogans before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Interim Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell, second from right, talks to city staff before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Ofelia Platon, right, from Oaxaca, holding a sign while protesting before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              People hold signs and shout slogans as they protest before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Interim Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell, rear center, speaks before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Los Angeles City Council members wait to start a Los Angeles City Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              FILE - Bricia Lopez poses for a photo at her Oaxacan restaurant, Guelaguetza, on June 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. The explosive recording of Los Angeles city council members making racist and disparaging remarks have deeply hurt the city's indigenous immigrants from Mexico. Lopez says she feels a sense of betrayal from elected officials her family has hosted at their Oaxacan restaurant. She says she doesn't want young indigenous immigrants to grow up hearing hurtful messages like she did. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - Stickers are placed on the pictures of Los Angeles Council members Gil Cedillo, left, and Nury Martinez near the entrance of the John Ferraro Council Chamber Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. The explosive recording of Los Angeles city council members making racist and disparaging remarks have deeply hurt the city's indigenous immigrants from Mexico. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
            
              FILE - People hold signs and shout slogans as they protest before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. The explosive recording of Los Angeles city council members making racist and disparaging remarks have deeply hurt the city's indigenous immigrants from Mexico. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
            
              FILE - Bricia Lopez, foreground, walks outside of her Oaxacan restaurant, Guelaguetza, with Odilia Romero, a trilingual interpreter in English, Spanish and her native Zapotec, on June 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. The explosive recording of Los Angeles city council members making racist and disparaging remarks have deeply hurt the city’s indigenous immigrants from Mexico. Lopez says she feels a sense of betrayal from elected officials her family has hosted at their Oaxacan restaurant. She says she doesn't want young indigenous immigrants to grow up hearing hurtful messages like she did.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              Kenia Alcocer carrying her son Genaro protest before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Interim Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell, rear center, speaks before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              People hold signs and shout slogans as they protest before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              A woman holding a sign protest before the cancellation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Los Angeles councilmen resist resignation in racism scandal