Federal Oversight of LAPD Ends
May 17, 2013
Photo by Paul Clinton.
The federal judge who oversaw a dramatic, forced transformation of the Los Angeles Police Department
has freed the department from the final vestiges of federal oversight.
In a brief, three-line order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Gary Feess formally lifted the binding agreement the U.S. Department of Justice imposed on the LAPD in 2001, which spelled out dozens of major reforms the police agency had to implement and frequent audits it was required to undergo by a monitor who reported to Feess.
The so-called consent decree arose largely out of the Rampart corruption scandal but addressed basic problems of accountability that stretched back decades.
Read the full Los Angeles Times story.
Judge Lifts LAPD Consent Decree
LAPD Seeks Lifting of Consent Decree
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Henry Johnson @ 5/20/2013 3:42 PM
It is about time. I did not work for LAPD, however, I did work for a police department in LA for 31 years, retiring on 03-21-11. I had the opportunity to work on a task force and worked with partners for LAPD. I also spent time in Investigations and worked several cases with some very good LAPD Detectives/Officers.
Some "bad apples" happened to get by the testing process and the academy. Thus, the entire department was punished.
For too many years the men and women at LAPD had someone always looking over them and second guessing them. I hope things work out for their department.
Bob@Az. @ 5/20/2013 4:21 PM
Finally. Now if we could get the LAPD to investigate the DOJ........
Jim A @ 5/21/2013 12:48 AM
Seems to me the Dept of Justice has enough issues themselves that they should not be investigating ANYONE ELSE!
Troop @ 5/27/2013 1:43 AM
I'm glad LA got the visit from the proctocologist. They have ruined policing in the U.S. with all their screw ups.
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