The video shows a number of officers performing 1990s dance moves to the tune of “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s. The challenge was popularized by a pair of Maryland University basketball players.
The Los Angeles Police Department has become the latest police agency to accept and complete the international “running man” challenge, video posted to YouTube Friday showed.
The footage shows a group LAPD officers doing their best 90s dance moves — and putting their own spin on the challenge — in various locations around the city, including on top of a building in downtown, Dodger Stadium and near the iconic Hollywood sign.
At one point, the officers even danced with a group of local students in front of a school.
As the nearly 2-minute long clip nears its conclusion, a uniformed officer calls out the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, requesting that they too complete the challenge.
The global dance-off between law enforcement personnel was sparked by police in New Zealand after their videotaped response to the challenge was viewed millions of times on Facebook, CNN reported earlier this month.
Los Angeles police were among those specifically challenged in the New Zealand video, as were forces in New York, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The videos are part of a social media phenomenon in which participants record themselves dancing to the Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 hit “My Boo.”
In addition to law enforcement agencies, it has been embraced by professional athletes, including members of the Dodgers, Miami Heat and Denver Broncos.