Thursday, July 5, 2012

LAPD Responds to Police Commission Concerns

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has responded to a Police Commission report that doubted the department’s rationale concerning a sharp increase in officer involved shootings last year.
In a report presented to the LAPD on Tuesday, the Commission’s Inspector General suggested that an increase in assaults against officers had no bearing in the department’s OIS figures.
But Chief Beck says a sharp increase in aggressive assaults and what he called suicide by cop contributed to the 63 officer shootings. Pacifica’s Ernesto Arce has more from Los Angeles.