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LAPD Heads to Paris to Learn from Terrorist Tragedy

November 20, 2015  | 

Hoping to learn about ways to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks, the Los Angeles Police Department will send a team to Paris to meet with authorities there as they continue to carry out raids on suspected terror cells in response to the attacks that left 129 people dead, reports

LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said Chief Charlie Beck will not be among those traveling to Paris, and she declined to provide details about when the group will be traveling or which members of the department would take part in the trip.

"The chief is sending a group to meet and confer and look at the issues to see if there is any lesson we can learn," Preciado said.

Beck, in remarks reported on KNX Newsradio, said the department has "a lot to learn" from the Paris attacks.

"This is a new type of incident that may have evolved through a different set of planning rituals and we want to make sure that we become aware of that and that we're more able to respond to it here in the United States," he said.

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kevCopAz @ 11/21/2015 7:57 AM

Good idea, LAPD is smart trying to get ahead of the game. They will learn that France has Laws that are very helpful that we will never have here since we are paranoid of the government. They live in a very open and free society without the unrealistic "Ron Paul" way of mistrusting everything the Government does like we do here. Oh with one exception both countries citizens are quick to put their hands out for FREE things that the Government puts out. Some how when its "free" our citizens think Freedom is worth giving up, but when it comes to protecting Freedom, well "my privacy", even to the ridiculous extreme is vastly more important. This is why if we allow what is going on in Europe to reach here we will not be able to handle it, period. I applaud LAPD for making the effort. Hopefully most of those that go are not all administrative Chiefs and Commanders and there is a mix of those on the front line there too.

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