A quorum was established, and there were no commission comments. The meeting proceeded to the Report of the Chief of Police, and Chief Charlie Beck began by talking about his concern over a spike in citywide shootings from the previous weekend. There were 19 shootings, 12 of which were gang-related and four of which resulted in homicides. Chief Beck continued his report with additional, current crime statistics, including traffic-related data and departmental personnel statistics.
There was no report from the Inspector General; so the meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, which were approved after public comments. The meeting then proceeded to the Regular Agenda Items. There were three Regular Agenda Items. A motion was made to approve Items 4B and 4C, which was seconded and approved as follows:
- Item 4B, the Department’s Report, dated September 9, 2015, relative to the request to negotiate an agreement with selected proposer, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., to provide routine hazardous materials waste management services, as set forth, was approved.
- Item 4C, the Department’s Report, dated September 23, 2015, relative to the grant application and award for the 2015 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, as set forth, was approved.
The meeting proceeded to Item 4A, the Inspector General’s Report, dated September 29, 2015, relative to the investigation of the LAPD’s procurement practices. Representing the Department for purposes of discussion before the commission were Inspector General Alexander Bustamante, Assistant Inspector General Jim Willis, Special Investigator Dave Baroway and Training Division Deputy Chief Bill Murphy. The presenters shared some general information about the investigation and then addressed specific questions and issues from the commissioners. Chief Beck also had some recommendations and comments. Lastly, Commission President Matt Johnson asked that any changes to the recommendations or additional information about the investigation be reported back to the commission in 30 days. He also asked Inspector General Bustamante to contact the City Attorney’s Office and General Services Department for assistance in formulating the recommendations that will come back to the commission.