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LAPD Watchdog Questions Chief On Police Shootings

July 02, 2012  | 

The rise in Los Angeles police shootings isn't necessarily connected to the rise in assaults on officers, the Los Angeles Police Commission's independent monitor asserts in a new report.

The finding by Alex Bustamante, the commission's inspector general runs counter to rationale presented by Chief Charlie Beck earlier this year. Bustamante scrutinized the 2011 assault and shooting figures in a report he will present to the commission Tuesday.

In the report, Bustamante challenges the way the LAPD tallies assaults on officers and suggests it is misleading, reports the Los Angeles Times.


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[email protected] @ 7/2/2012 10:14 PM

Oh goody! Just what LAPD needs is a lawyer, even though a prosecuter, making monday morning calls on a job he has never held. I think they (LAPD) should give him a Beretta and a badge and turn him loose on the streets for a week. In a REALLY "nice" neighborhood of course.

Bob @ 7/3/2012 5:03 AM

I am not passing judgment on any particular shooting, but one should really read the report before commenting. The IG found that the way the LAPD keeps statistics biases any conclusion drawn from them in favor of the department. That's just Statistical Methods 101, not a political statement. The LAPD instantly loses credibility when such anomalies are discovered. Bottom line is that attacks on officers haven't increased at all, so the chief's reasoning is flawed at its root. Police shootings were way up but attacks on officers did not change. Whatever the reasons for the increase, it wasn't what the chief asserted.

[email protected] @ 7/3/2012 10:46 PM

Bob: I stand corrected sir.

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 7/5/2012 8:31 AM

LAPD doesn't have enough shootings! Too many times LEO's hold back when they need to use deadly force. You can do a PIT on a fleeing suspect, a technique the supreme court has determined is the use of deadly force, so why not, under good conditions, cap a few rounds into the fleeing vehicle to stop them instead of putting yourself in jeopardy on a bad PIT? You have 15 rounds, use em.

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