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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

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. More Here.

Video: L.A. Mayor Backs Chief's Efforts to Reach Out to LAPD Ranks After Commission Ruling

June 12, 2015
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti voiced his support Thursday for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck after reaching out to officers in the wake of the police commission's decision in the Ezell Ford shooting.

Innocent Officers Flagged by LAPD Misconduct Program

August 26, 2014
A highly touted computer system designed by the Los Angeles Police Department to identify inappropriate behavior routinely flags officers who appear to pose no problem while failing to catch many of those who do, a new report has found.

L.A. Police Panel Revises Officer Shooting Reviews

February 18, 2014
With its vote, the commission made clear it can find that a shooting or other serious incident violated department policy if the officer's actions beforehand created a situation in which deadly force was necessary. Until now, the commission has generally focused on the narrow question of whether an officer faced a deadly threat at the moment he opened fire.
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