Commissioner President Matthew M. Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.
Department’s verbal presentation and discussion regarding the current status of the acquisition of Body Worn Cameras and impact of the recent public announcement of Taser International/Axon regarding their proposed “National Field Trial” of Body Worn Cameras. No action required.
Department’s report, dated April 5, 2017, relative to the Ethics Enforcement Section Quarterly Report, Fourth Quarter, 2016, as set forth. [BPC #17-0134] was approved.
Department’s report, dated April 6, 2017, relative to the Follow Up Report to the Blake-Justice Consent Decree Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Report, as set forth. [BPC #16-0472A] motion to review and file the Department’s report.
Department’s report, dated March 29, 2017, relative to the transmittal of the Grant Award Acceptance for the fiscal year 2016-17 Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association Funding from the Board of State and Community Corrections, as set forth. [BPC #17-0128] was approved.
Department’s report, dated March 29, 2017, relative to the Grant Application and Award for the 2016 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program Grant, as set forth. [BPC #17-0131] was approved.
Department’s report, dated March 29, 2017, relative to the request for approval of the Budget Modification for the 2016 Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES), as set forth. [BPC #17-0132] was approved.
Department’s report, dated March 31, 2017, relative to the approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Telmate, LLC, for Inmate Telephone Services (ITS) and Video Visitation System (VVS) for the Los Angeles Police Department, as set forth. [BPC #17-0130] was approved.
Department’s report, dated March 31, 2017, relative to the approval of First Amendment to Agreement Number C-126467 with LexisNexis Claims Solutions, Inc., for Community Online Reporting Services (CORS) and Report Distribution Service (RDS) for the Los Angeles Police Department, as set forth. [BPC #17-0133] was approved.
Department’s report, dated April 5, 2017, relative to the approval of request for Proposals for the Police Composite services for Los Angeles Police Department’s Detective Bureau, as set forth. [BPC #17-0129] was approved.
Department’s report, dated April 6, 2017, relative to the Technical Investigation Division Audit (AD No. 15-092), as set forth. [BPC #17-0135] was approved.
Department’s report, dated March 29, 2017, relative to the Work Permit Audit (AD No. 15-059), as set forth. [BPC #17-0136] was approved.
Chief Beck reported travelling with Mayor Eric Garcetti to Washington, D.C. last month. They talked on immigration issues to decision makers at the national level, primarily regarding the definition of “sanctuary city” and the ICE practice of issuing detainer requests to local police departments.
Chief Beck reported there was one officer involved shooting (OIS) since his last report to the Police Commission. It occurred on April 6 in Central Area. Officers responded to multiple calls of an assault with deadly weapon where a suspect was stabbing other individuals in the area of 7th and San Pedro. When officers arrived the suspect was in a physical altercation with another male, stabbing the victim with a knife. An OIS occurred. Suspect was struck with gunfire which stopped his actions. Suspect and multiple victims were transported to USC Medical Center and treated for injuries. All have survived and evidence was recovered at scene. Body worn cameras were activated. Force Investigation Division is continuing the investigation of this incident.
Chief Beck announced there was a news conference held with Ford Corporation yesterday to discuss a hybrid pursuit rated police vehicle that Ford has developed. The Department will be considering this vehicle as a replacement option for the Department’s fleet. This vehicle is a result from discussions with Ford executives regarding the Department’s need of a patrol vehicle that does not solely rely on fossil fuel and can take advantage of the advancements in electric power.
On a positive note, Chief Beck reported there were no homicides this past weekend. There is an academy graduation this Friday which will bring the total sworn personnel to 9,965. There are 2,819 civilian employees, about 400 police reserves and 9,000 police cadets. With the hiring of police academy classes in the next month, the Department will exceed 10,000 officers for the first time in his 8 year tenure as Chief of Police.