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Rampart Scandal

LAPD Rampart's Special Problems Unit

The LAPD's Rampart Division may be the agency's smallest geographic area, but its steady flow of house burglaries, auto thefts, and meth-fueled crime offer the Special Problems Unit plenty of opportunity for targeted enforcement.

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Movie Review: Rampart

"Rampart" is another depiction of the evil white-guy cop, played this time by over-the-top Woody Harrelson, and the good black guy played by gangbanger-gone-actor Ice Cube.

Equal Justice Under the Law?

If ending corruption is the real goal, let's apply all the regulations equally across the board. I can support mandatory financial disclosure for all gang-unit officers, if this attempt to ensure equal justice under the law is applied to all corruptible government employees equally.

High-Crime LAPD Gang Units Dismantled

All but one of the roughly 80 gang officers in the Southeast, 77th, Northeast and Hollenbeck divisions - areas that are home to some of the city's most violent and active gangs - refused.

LAPD Gang Cops Leave Rather Than Disclose Finances

Dozens of Los Angeles Police officers assigned to gang units are leaving their assignments rather than agreeing to new disclosure rules that require them to provide detailed records of their finances.

A Jaundiced Eye and Blood Red Ink

The Times apparently now has a policy of protecting teen suspects from public exposure, while choosing to expose a witness who courageously risked testifying in the court. As the LAPPL aptly asked, "Why do this?" The answer is shameful: to sell papers.

Gangsters in Blue

What are these cops thinking? Don't they realize that they are being used by the gang? Can't they see that should their gang friends become engaged in a violent situation (which is inevitable) there can be no good outcome for the badged members and associates?

LAPD Struggles To Fill Openings In Gang Unit

Candidates to work gang-related assignments for the Los Angeles Police Department have been reluctant to volunteer because of a new rule passed in the spring that requires them to disclose details of their personal finances.

Judge Lifts LAPD Consent Decree

U.S. District Court Judge Gary A. Feess has terminated the consent decree federal officials forced on the LAPD in 2001 in the wake of the Rampart corruption scandal, the Los Angeles Times reports.

LAPD Seeks Lifting of Consent Decree

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.