Daytona Beach police say a police car got torched in Sunday’s early hours. One thing that didn’t burn, police say, was a note referencing the Black Lives Matter movement, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police and declaring “(censored) The POLICE!!!”
The “ghost car,” with understated police logos, sat in front of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach. The fire was set around 2:25 a.m. Sunday.
There were no injuries. Police suspect arson. The State Fire Marshal’s office will handle the investigation.
The last two weeks have seen the death of Sterling, shot while pinned to the ground by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Castile, shot during a traffic stop in Minnesota; five Dallas police officers killed and seven wounded by Micah Johnson; and, Sunday, three Baton Rouge officers killed and three wounded by Gavin Long.