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THE STATE

LAPD Still at Risk of Scandal Despite Reform, Panel Says

A task force urges the department to add officers and replace `warrior policing' with methods that are community-friendly.

July 12, 2006|Patrick McGreevy | Times Staff Writer

Brian Liddy -- Convicted of obstructing justice; conviction overturned. He shared the $15-million malicious prosecution award and was later fired for misconduct related to a narcotics arrest.

Paul Harper -- Acquitted of obstructing justice, he shared the $15-million malicious prosecution award.

Michael Buchanan -- Convicted of obstructing justice, but the conviction was overturned.

Manuel Chavez -- Pleaded no contest to assault under color of authority for the 1996 beating of a gang member. Sentenced to 60-day jail term and placed on three years' probation.

Shawn Gomez -- Pleaded no contest to filing a false report in the 1996 beating of a gang member. Sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to serve 400 hours of community service.

Ethan Cohan -- Pleaded guilty to obstructing justice and filing a false report in the 1996 beating of gang member. Sentenced to one year in County Jail.

The Chiefs

Willie L. Williams -- Presided over the LAPD when Perez began his misconduct but before the scandal became apparent; resigned in May 1997.

Bernard C. Parks -- The scandal broke on his watch; served from 1997 to 2002 and is now on the City Council.

William J. Bratton -- Called for Rampart review report after being dissatisfied with prior investigations.

Source: Los Angeles Times staff

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By the numbers

Some of the costs of the scandal:

156 felony convictions overturned.

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15 misdemeanor convictions overturned.

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9 officers criminally charged.

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23 officers fired or suspended.

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398 administrative complaints targeting 93 officers.

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214 civil suits against city (187 settled, 27 dismissed).

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$70 million paid by city to settle lawsuits from victims.

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Source: Los Angeles Times staff

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