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Video: L.A. Police Commission Approves Use of Drones for 1-Year Program

October 17, 2017
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to allow police to use drones in a one-year pilot program. Opponents of the plan were gathering outside LAPD headquarters downtown to protest the vote.

L.A. Police Commission Approves Use of Drones for 1-Year Program

October 17, 2017
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to allow police to use drones in a one-year pilot program. Opponents of the plan were gathering outside LAPD headquarters downtown to protest the vote. More Here.

Proposed LAPD Drone Testing Program Opposed at Public Meetings

August 24, 2017
As Los Angeles police pitched their plan to fly drones Wednesday night in a series of forums held across the city, the reaction was less positive than they might have hoped.

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues LAPD for $4 Million

May 11, 2017
The suit, filed this week, alleges that Akili was falsely imprisoned, unjustly assaulted, arrested without probable cause and subject to lies "concocted" by police at the highest levels of the department, and "outrageous conduct" that caused him emotional distress.

L.A. Police Commission Adopts New Rules for LAPD Officers to Reduce Shootings

April 18, 2017
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday to require officers to try, whenever possible, to defuse tense encounters before firing their guns — a policy shift that marks a significant milestone in the board's attempts to curb shootings by police.

LAPD Has Created 1.1 Million Body Cam Videos, Report Says

March 30, 2017
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department have already created more than 1.1 million videos from body cameras, according to a report approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission.

L.A. Police Commission Unveils Process That Could Lead to Public Release of LAPD Video

February 1, 2017
On Tuesday, the civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department began a process to review the department's current policy of generally withholding video unless ordered to release it in court.

Los Angeles Police Commissioner Files Restraining Order Against BLM Activist

December 30, 2016
The president of the Los Angeles Police Commission has filed a request for a temporary restraining order against a prominent member of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, alleging a pattern of stalking and violent threats. According to the order, the commission president feared for his life and the safety of his family.

LA Police Commission Approves Reforms Aimed at Reducing Number of Shootings

October 12, 2016
One of the reforms requires officers to exhaust all non-lethal means before shooting, and practice de-escalation during incidents.

Los Angeles Police Commission Tells Officers to Run Away, or Else

September 22, 2016
It sure must be easy to talk about “redeploying” an officer’s position while sipping a Diet Coke or bottled water while sitting in a police-guarded, air-conditioned room, in a cushy office chair, watching the events unfold in slow motion on a big-screen TV.

L.A. Police Commission Finds 3 Officers Out of Policy in Fatal Shootings

September 22, 2016
Three officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were found to have violated department policy in the shooting deaths of two people in 2015, the Los Angeles Police Commission concluded Tuesday afternoon.

LAPD Establishes Program to Aid Families of Suspects Killed in Officer-Involved Incidents

August 25, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Department plans to create a novel program to reach out to the families of people killed during encounters with officers and help them navigate the often-complicated aftermath of such incidents, officials announced Tuesday.

LAPD Did Not Violate Deadly Force Rules in 2015 Shooting, Panel Finds

July 12, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday found that the fatal shooting of a woman in South L.A. last year did not violate the department’s deadly force policy.

LAPD Shooting of Unarmed Man Was Justified, Police Commission Finds

April 19, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday found that officers were justified in shooting an unarmed man in Los Feliz last summer who had a towel wrapped around one of his hands.

Police Commission Says LAPD Killing of Homeless Man Unjustified

April 12, 2016
The commission unanimously sided with Beck on Tuesday, concluding that Officer Clifford Proctor violated department policy when he fatally shot Glenn in the back near the Venice boardwalk. The panel and Beck also faulted Proctor's decision to draw his weapon, along with the tactics he and his partner used leading up to the deadly encounter.

Police Commission Approves Changes Emphasizing De-Escalation Before Deadly Force By LAPD

March 16, 2016
Under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department will begin evaluating whether officers did all they could to defuse tense situations before they used force and rewrite policies to emphasize this behavior.

LAPD Policy Needs to Further Limit Deadly Force, Commissioners Say

March 11, 2016
Two Los Angeles police commissioners called Friday for significant changes in the LAPD's rules on when officers can use deadly force and recommended that the department specifically evaluate whether officers could have done more to defuse tense encounters.

Do Police Have to be Perfect?

July 16, 2015

If we start punishing officers for every mistake, just because an encounter ended in the justified shooting of a suspect, then officers will surely minimize their contact with suspects.

Video: LAPD Chief Angers Police Commission with Video to Officers After Ezell Ford Ruling

June 15, 2015
Not mentioned on Beck's list of supporters was the civilian commission, which had just rejected the chief's conclusion that the shooting of 25-year-old Ezell Ford Jr. was justified.

How Can You Trust the Judgment of a Police Commission That Applies the Wrong Legal Standard?

June 15, 2015
The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners’ act of finding one officer in the Ezell Ford shooting case “out of policy” for shooting Ford as he tried to take the officer’s gun is a bizarre, ill-considered decision that demonstrates the Commission’s complete misunderstanding and erroneous application of case law, and will have terrible public safety consequences. When an officer has to choose whether or not to be proactive at the risk of possibly losing his or her career, we can only assume the
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