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January 25, 2007


Bratton has always fudged Crime Stats so did Parks. Its a political game they play with the public. At least with Parks you knew that he was a jerk. Bratton is a two faced leader who does not have the respect of his troops.

Topper, Please explain the problems with your management in a more concrete manner, like the officers are explaining the Dell issues. So far the comments are vague and a little hard to regard seriously. Help us understand what expectations officers have of the chief that he is not meeting. So far, I have it that he does not hang out at the station and he does not remember names well, that he didn't come up through the ranks, that he's not from LA, and that he's not like Gates. Are you just grousing in general, or are there real issues?

I answer here:

Thank you Detective Godown for shedding some more light on the Compstat process.

Though I understand and agree with the reasons for moving domestic violence cases to conform to the UCR, I've often wondered if the 2004 numbers were reduced to match.

My understanding, and forgive me, I don't recall where I got this impression, was that they had not been adjusted.

If they weren't adjusted, is it that the data is too tied in with other aggravated assaults that teasing the numbers out is too difficult? Having spent too much time crunching numbers myself I imagine that that would be a daunting task in and of itself.

Jeff: Good response. And I'd like to hear your off-line comments regarding the actual impact that Bratton's form of Comstat has on command officers. That is, how does the "fear" of demotion, transfer, not achieving set crime reduction goals, attitude, etc., have on detectives and field officers? How is that actually any different from the old crime pin maps in every station and what the chief, any chief, had to say about it through the chain of command that essentially did the same thing? Management is management, no matter the gathering of accurate statistics, right? I don't envy you in your job. Pundits are everywhere. -- Thanks -- Ret. Lt. LAPD -- SID, PRD, Jail Div., IAD, Training, Foothill, Newton, WLA, AD Vice, And Rampart 7 years. (Still don't know much).

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