Latino LA members apologize after racist remarks leak

Los Angeles city leaders shamed after an audio recording surfaced City Council President Nouri Martinez

Council President Nouri Martinez called a council meeting on Tuesday

A small group of Los Angeles city leaders are embarrassed after audio recordings of the meeting surfaced

City Council President Nouri Martinez gave the most serious remarks

Martinez and council members Kevin De Leon and Gil Cedillo, as well as Ron Herrera, president of the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, took part.

City Council President Nouri Martinez ostensibly thinks he is black. De Leon replied, "He even has a child.

Martinez likens a coworker's son to an animal and uses the Spanish word

It's in use as a symptom of how difficult it is to mend black-brown relations in our city.