About 200 people protesting the actions of the district attorney and Los Angeles Police Department officials in connection with the Rampart scandal gathered in front of the Criminal Courts Building on Wednesday and marched to Parker Center, where they continued the protest.
The march to LAPD headquarters was organized by Campaign for Community Control of Police, a coalition of a dozen activist organizations.
"There is a cancer in the LAPD, and they want to deal with it with Band-Aids and placebos," said Michael Novick, a member of the campaign. "And the [office of the] district attorney has proved it is not fit to investigate the problem. It signed off on a number of these LAPD cases that later were shown to be corrupt."
Several protesters presented a petition for the district attorney and the City Council.
Sarah Knopp, a member of the Coalition Against Police Abuse, said the petition had three demands: "Cops who kill people should go to jail," she said. "An independent prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Rampart. The families of the victims of police violence should have access to police records."
No protesters were arrested.