Eric Garcetti, the newly appointed US ambassador to India, has been involved in a number of controversies in the past.
In 2018, Garcetti was criticized for his handling of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) response to an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed black man, Ezell Ford. Garcetti was accused of not being transparent about the incident and not taking enough action to address the issue.
In addition, Garcetti has been criticized for his handling of a scandal involving an LAPD officer accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague. Garcetti was accused of not taking the case seriously and not taking any significant action to address the issue.
In 2020, Garcetti was also criticized for his response to the George Floyd protests in Los Angeles. Garcetti was accused of not doing enough to protect protesters and not taking a strong stance against police brutality.