Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said in regards to the LA Clippers, people have the right to decide what they want to do whether it is attending the game or boycotting, as long as they do so peacefully.
Chief of Police Charlie Beck said the LAPD will police the Tuesday night LA Clippers game at Staples Center in a respectful and appropriate way and asks the same from the public. You should not respond to the bad behavior of others with bad behavior of your own. He said the words of Mr. Sterling were reprehensible and not in the spirit of Los Angeles. He asked people who attend the game to support the LA Clippers do so in a lawful and respectful manner. Chief Beck also added the LAPD will police May Day on Thursday May 1, 2014. There are three planned marches and he expects it to be peaceful as it has been in recent years. LAPD will police this event in a lawful and constitutional manner. Chief Beck reported the Department has 9,906 sworn personnel, 2,780 civilians, and 4,630 cadets.
Department’s Report , dated April 18, 2014, relative to the request to re-schedule the Security Services Division Audit for the 2014/15 Fiscal Year, as set forth, was approved.
Department’s Report dated April 24, 2014, relative to the request for the status report on Chief of Police Notice, dated April 12, 2012, and Jail Division Order 3, dated October 31, 2012, regarding the implementation of the Transgender Policy, as set forth, was approved.
Department’s Report, dated April 23, 2014, relative to the Biased Policing up date, Annual 2013 and Supplemental 2nd Quarter, 2013, as set forth, will be continued until next week.
Department’s Report, dated April 25, 2014, relative to the Office of the Inspector General’s 2014 Non - Categorical Use of Force Audit – Status Report, as set forth, was approved.
Department’s Report, dated April 15, 2014, relative to the request for authority to destroy obsolete original records for West Valley Area, as set forth, was approved.