A logo for a taxi company in Los Angeles, California, that has been widely criticized by taxi drivers and others as a fake cab company.
The logo features an African American and white woman.
A screenshot of the logo was published on the official website of La Raza Taxi, a private taxi service that has had a history of making offensive claims and threats.
The taxi company also uses the name “Los Angeles” in its name.
The logo, which was created by a former Uber driver, was published Thursday on the company’s website and shared on social media.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the logo.
La Razada Taxi says the logo “represents the diversity of Los Angeles drivers and their communities.”
It also states the logo is an expression of love and respect.
A spokesperson for the company did say the logo has nothing to do with the LA Police Department or its department of internal affairs, which is investigating the logo and has referred the matter to the LA County District Attorney’s Office.
The district attorney’s office did not respond to ABC News’ request for additional information.
The logo was also shared on the social media accounts of the Los Angeles City Councilmember Cedric Richmond and Councilmember John Avalos.
Avalos said in a statement to ABC affiliate KTLA that the logo promotes discrimination against African Americans and is insulting to the city.
The city is “committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and inclusion of all members of our community.”
La Rza Taxi’s Facebook page states the company was founded by a “former Uber driver” who had “an amazing career in the industry and is now a proud member of LaRaza Taxi.”
The company was started by a man named Alvaro, who “was in LA when Uber was in Los Angles,” according to the company.