Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Charlie Beck, Chief of Police and Alan Hamilton, Commander, Force Investigation Division, held a news conference to introduce the LAPD’s first Critical Incident Video Release “Community Briefing.” The video footage is from officers body worn camera and provides information about a critical incident which occurred on May 6, 2018. The release of video is accompanied by additional information to provide context based on the evidence available at the time of release.
It is the intent of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, through the adoption of this policy, to increase transparency with respect to the operations of the LAPD and in doing so, foster greater public trust. It is the policy of the LAPD that video evidence in the Department's possession of critical incidents involving LAPD officers be released to the public within 45 days of the incident.
Critical Incidents: This policy applies to video imagery concerning the following types of incidents:
• Officer-involved shootings, regardless of whether a person was hit by gunfire;
• A use of force resulting in death or serious bodily injury requiring hospitalization;
• All deaths while an arrestee/detainee is in the custodial care of the Department unless there is no preliminary evidence of any of the following: misconduct, a use of force, or an act committed by an arrestee/detainee that appears intended to cause injury or death; or
• Any other police encounter where the Commission or the Chief of Police determines release of video is in the public interest.