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Debating new recommendations on LAPD’s use of deadly force




A protester is arrested by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers after he attempted to join a group of Occupy LA demonstrators.
A protester is arrested by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers after he attempted to join a group of Occupy LA demonstrators.
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Two Los Angeles police commissioners are urging the LAPD to make changes on rules governing the use of deadly force at the department.

The recommendations were laid out in a report released Friday and call specifically for language on de-escalation to be added. The change would require the department to weigh whether an officer’s use of deadly force is justified, holding the organization further accountable for the actions of its officers.

The Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, has come out criticizing the proposal.

The full Police Commission will discuss the report at their weekly meeting on Tuesday.

 

TEN-YEAR OVERVIEW OF CATEGORICAL USE OF FORCE INVESTIGATIONS, POLICY, AND TRAINING

 

Guests:

Michael Gennaco, principal at the OIR Group that provides consulting services to communities and law enforcement agencies. He is the former chief attorney of the Office of Independent Review for LA County, who provided oversight of the LA County Sheriff’s Department

Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the labor union for LAPD officers