In 2007, U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess, who oversees the
department's reforms, angrily rejected the idea that the LAPD was ready
to police itself and added three more years to the life of the
so-called consent decree. Now, with nearly all of the dozens of reforms in place and police
leaders eager to move beyond the stigma of federal oversight, the LAPD
was once again seeking an end to the decree. Attorneys for the LAPD and
the U.S. Department of Justice jointly submitted a proposal to Feess
asking that the consent decree be terminated in favor of a "transition
Under the proposal, the Police Commission, the
civilian panel that oversees the LAPD, would assume responsibility from
federal monitors for ensuring that the LAPD would follow through on the
remaining reforms. Among the unresolved issues is the department's
ongoing effort to strengthen its stance against racial profiling by
officers. And it still must demonstrate the functionality of a computer
system that tracks police behavior and a policy that requires some
officers to disclose personal financial information.
LAPD inaction during Proposition 8 protests Thus in parts of Hollywood and West Los Angeles, where afternoon commutes can be hellish on the best of days, drivers unfortunate enough to be caught in any of these protests have found themselves helplessly delayed as marchers flooded into the streets, even as dozens of LAPD officers looked on from nearby waiting for orders that never came.
LAPD ordered to mediate race profiling cases Acknowledging that racial profiling exists among some LAPD officers but is almost impossible to prove, the Los Angeles Police Commission ordered the department on Tuesday to create a mediation process that allows citizens to confront cops they accuse of targeting...
LAPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion of Sexual Assault Eduardo Bermudez, a 29-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, according to this NBC news report. The arrest was made in connection with an LAPD holiday party at a hotel near the Los...
LAPD Officer Indicted for Trading Sex for Arrest It’s appalling when the very people charged with protecting society abuse their powers and cause harm to the people they are assigned to protect. Some would argue that it happens every day in Washington, but it’s an unusual occurrence when the perpetrator is a member of the Los Angeles Police Department...