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LAPD Seeks Lifting of Consent Decree

June 08, 2009  | 

The Los Angeles Police Department will make the case that it no longer requires federal oversight, during a June 15 hearing in front of U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess, the Los Angeles Times reports.

For the past eight years, Feess has overseen court-ordered reforms that have been put in place since the Rampart corruption scandal.

The department now audits its internal workings heavily and relies on a $50-million computer system to track officer conduct and flag potential abuses. The department also has been using in-car video cameras.

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