Tensions have been running high since last week's LAPD shooting of Ezell Ford.
Now some of his family members have released a music video on social media which has police more concerned than usual about their own safety.
It's a music video that's touched off an alert to all Los Angeles police officers.
It features Ceebo Tha Rapper, who is also a cousin of Ezell Ford, who was shot and killed by LA police officers last week.
"He says, 'F the police,' which generally is not an endearing phrase," said Tyler Izen, the president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. "And then everybody in there, while they're singing and chanting and dancing, simulate a pistol with their hands and they're pointing them at the camera. What is one to assume from that?"
The LA police union is assuming the video is calling for revenge on officers and that's why this alert went out, warning LA police to be on heightened alert.
"Because there's no discussion in that video about getting together and talking this out and trying to make sure in the future we don't lose lives," Izen said.
Ceebo said he was shocked LAPD issued an alert in response to this music video.
"There was never any intent to threaten any police or nothing. But I guess that's how they want to take it," he said.
He said the hand gestures were not intended to be threatening, and said he's simply an artist grieving his cousin.
"He walked slow. Took his time. Never talked to nobody. It was clear he wasn't a threat. I don't even understand where the stop came from," he said of his cousin's death.
Community leaders are calling for discussion.
"You have to have honest dialogue and there has to be transparency," said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, of the LA Urban Policy Roundtable.
On Tuesday, the LAPD held a community meeting about the Ford shooting.
It lasted for hours and was often tense, but it's dialogue the police union says it wants to see more of and less videos like this one.
They also want the public to know there are two sides and that their officers are human, too.
"Nobody wants to lose a loved one and I have great empathy for them," Izen said. "I can also say that the officers involved weren't interested in taking a life that night."