LAPD revises use-of-force policy to reduce police shootings

By Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News  The Los Angeles Police Commission adopted a revised use-of-force policy Tuesday that calls on officers to avoid resorting to deadly force by de-escalating, or ramping down the tension in interactions with the public.

L.A. Police Commission Approves Proposals To Increase Transparency, Training For How L.A.P.D. Officers Use Force

LAPD Police Commission Adopts New Use of Force Policies Despite Concerns of Chief and Officers’ Union October 16, 2016. A five-member civilian police commission, appointed by the mayor and empowered by the city charter, sets policy for the LAPD. Several months ago, the commission asked the city’s Inspector General to look into use of force and transparency policies at other … Read More

L.A. Police Commission Reverses Chief; Finds Unnecessary Force in Two Separate Shootings

September 20, 2016 Los Angeles Police Commission reverses chief, faults officers in two deadly shootings  The Los Angeles Police Commission, a civilian panel that oversees the LAPD, disagreeing with the conclusions of Police Chief Charlie Beck, ruled that LAPD officers violated deadly-force rules in two controversial shootings last year. In both cases, the commission determined that the officers could have and … Read More

Consent Decree: Los Angeles, CA

Download Executive Summary(PDF, 2 pages, 19 KB) Download Full Report(PDF, 68 pages, 453 KB) LAPD Consent Decree Overview Civil Rights Consent Decree Following the discovery and disclosure of the Rampart Area Corruption Incident by the Los Angeles Police Department, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) notified the City of Los Angeles that it intended to file a civil suit … Read More