L.A. cops faced minimal discipline despite unnecessary shootings

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Mike Reicher, 2009, reviewed eight years of LAPD shootings data and reported in the Daily News that very few LAPD officers were disciplined among those that investigators said used bad tactics or unnecessary deadly force.

Full Story Why LAPD officers escaped serious discipline over 8 years of bad shootings
Outlet Daily News
Date January 3, 2015
Discipline Investigative

Snapshot

Less than one-third of Los Angeles officers received suspensions, despite the commission ruling their shooting incidents violated department policy or veered from training protocols. Rather, officers typically received a written reprimand or no penalty at all. Over the eight years, only two officers out of 75 were fired.

LAPD police chief Chief Charlie Beck speak on his appointment for a second term as police chief with L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti is in background. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)

LAPD police chief Chief Charlie Beck speak on his appointment for a second term as police chief with L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti is in background. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)

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