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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

LAPD In The News

The LAPD had a busy news day yesterday. Here is a recap of the top stories...

Starting Thursday, summaries of the LAPD's use-of-force investigations are going to be posted online on LAPD's website to provide "greater transparency" according to Police Commission President John Mack. Click on "Abridged Summaries of Use of Force Reports" once the feature goes live later this week.

Chief Bratton appeared before the city council looking for support for his plan to put video cameras in LAPD squad cars. The hang-up is the cost (approx $25 million) to equip the cars. When you think about it, that is about 2 settlements LA might face when the LAPD can't prove they didn't act honorably, so one would think these cameras would pay themselves off prety quick.

Speaking of settlements, the Police Commission ruling on the Devin Brown shooting is expected at next week's Police Commission meeting. A jury trial is set to begin in April.

And finally, in an act of "clarification,", the LAPD announced today that the LAPD can turn "felony deportees'' over to federal agents under Special Order 40. Those people who are arrested for violent felonies can be turned over to federal agents. "This is not an alteration to Special Order 40, which has always been supported by this police department,'' Gascon said. "This is just a clarification of procedure.''

8 Comments:

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Support the LAPD!
Support the LAPD!
Support the LAPD!

January 25, 2006 9:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well okay, unless they're beating up people just because they're bored. I despise the cops who beat up Rodney King and yes.. I watched as much as the whole video that was allowed and not just what was on television.

January 25, 2006 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rodney King didn't get beat up because the cops were bored. Let's fac it Rodney King is a failure as a citizen. When the cops tried to stop him, he took off and the pursuit followed. That is not exactly standup citizenship and he put the cops and the rest of us at serious risk. Two wrongs don't make a right but Rodney is not a saint by any stretch of the imagination. Its time we citizens started to act responsibly. How do you expect cops to be responsible when the citizens are not themselves? Its a two-way street. We citizens should be outraged anytime a citizen uses force to resist any cop, violates the law and put the cops and the rest of us at risk. Its pretty simple stuff to understand.

January 25, 2006 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Shoot-n-Newton said:

unfortunately, in todays society, many people do not want to see the police performing their duties. many urbanites leave the city of LA after working in their downtown jobs and head back home to the safetey of their gated housing tracks in away from the bustle of crime ridden streets. having first hand knowledge, poeple dont care how the "bad guy" is arrested, just get it done. But, when the news shows the police doing what they were taught in the academy, then there is revolt over how this poor innocent "citizen" was treated. Admit it everyone, the police office is out there sticking his or here neck so that some of us here in Los Angeles can have a better quality of life.
And even though some of you will criticize the LAPD, just ask your self this question, would you answer a call of robbery in progress, attend to the poor girl that just got raped, arrest a father in front of his children after he hit their mother, tell family members that one of their loved ones may have been killed in an auto accident and someone is needed to identify the body, try to console a poor teenage girl who just got raped and your have this powerless feeling.
The life of the police officer, especially an LAPD officer carries quite a burden, and a responsibility of over 100,000 people per officer.
I live in the Northeast area and they usually deploy around 15 to about 20 cars in this area, that includes specialized units such as gang intervention and the bike detail. big task huh! before anyone goes and bitches about the LAPD, look into your involvement with the community and see what you have done to help.

January 25, 2006 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You got that right poster. I give LAPD all the credit in the world for protecting the serving a bunch of scum bags like our council members who don't give a damn about them. The media who consistently portray the negative side and make the asshole suspects celebrities wasting time chasing car pursuits and giving felons their 15 mins.s of fame. And to those black assholes who will show up next week at the police commission and threaten to burn down this city, cause havoc in their own community because they may not get their way. I applaud CHIEF BRATTON FOR BEING A GREAT CHIEF. Its amazing he has stayed in LA cause lots of people say LA doesn't deserve him or our officers and I TOTALLY AGREE.

January 25, 2006 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, we must support the LAPD. They risk their lives and deal with people we would hope never to have to deal with.

Yes, Bratton is doing a great job.

NO on the 3 day work week.

NO to the large pensions and health benefits that cost the city too much.

January 26, 2006 5:09 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

5:09

Well hello Councilman Parks, How's that 8th District doing?

(Laughs)

January 27, 2006 8:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes on the 3 day work week or those very same LAPD officers you admire so much will simply leave and go to ANY of the surrounding cities who do offer flex time.

That's what they were doing before Hahn instituted flex time. Smartest thing he did with LAPD besides firing Parks. Okay, flex time was the second smartest thing. Hiring Bratton was the first.

January 29, 2006 12:21 AM  

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