Consent Agenda items
Consent Agenda items A – G were unanimously approved.
Report of the Chief of Police
Chief Beck provided a significant incident update on an officer involved shooting. It occurred Friday, September 16, 2016, with Central Bureau undercover narcotic officers involved in a narcotics investigation. No hits and no injuries. Investigation is ongoing.
LAPD was trying to detect any nexus between bombings on East Coast and incident in Minnesota with the city of Los Angeles. Department had conference call on Sunday with local and federal partners, and Monday with national partners and multiple jurisdictions. No tie, nexus, or connection with city of Los Angeles with either event. Out of abundance of caution, LAPD had emphasis deployment at high profile events, such as the Emmys and Rams game, and locales that are less obvious targets. Chief Beck emphasized what has been said by President Obama, former secretary of state, and secretary of homeland security, “See something, Say something. Chief Beck said the iWatch LA app debut is of immense importance in preventing activities that occur on East Coast. Chief Beck said he has been pushing this message on multiple media outlets for the past few weeks and will continue to do so.
This is the 10th straight week the Department has reduced violent crime. Good indication crime strategies are working. Chief Beck reported there are 9,811 sworn personnel, 529 civilian vacancies, 2,748 civilian employees, more than 400 reserve officers, 58 chaplains, 284 specialist reserves, and 7,861 police cadets.
Regular Agenda Items
Department’s verbal update and discussion relative to the status of the recommendations contained in the Inspector General’s Report, “Ten-Year Overview of Categorical Use of Force Investigations, Policy, and Training”: Update on Status of Recommendations, dated April 27, 2016. No action required for this item.
Department’s verbal update and discussion relative to the status of the implementation of the “Family Liaison Officer” program, as set forth. No action required for this item.
Commissioner President Matthew Johnson thanked Commissioner Kathleen Kim for her three years of volunteering her time to the Police Commission as today is her last meeting as police commissioner. Commissioner Johnson acknowledged Commissioner Kim’s service and contribution to Police Commission issues of homelessness and dealing with the immigrant population.
Commissioner Kim thanked her fellow commissioners for the thoughtful cooperation for pushing reform, thanked LAPD command staff, Inspector General’s office, and commission staff for addressing and responding to issues and strategies. Commissioner Kim said she appreciated the opportunity for having shaped policies with respect immigrants’ rights and appreciates the Department’s openness to her involvement with these issues.
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