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April 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Police Commission on Tuesday delayed endorsing new guidelines for investigating allegations of racial profiling by officers after some members said more action is needed to address their concerns that the department has never found an officer guilty of the practice. "No institution is perfect," said Commission President John Mack.
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April 11, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles Police Commission announced Tuesday that it would conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. April 30 at a site to be announced so residents can comment on the request by Police Chief William J. Bratton for another five-year term.
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April 4, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Commission issued a mild rebuke to Chief William J. Bratton on Tuesday, determining that his critical comments about two City Council members did not rise to the level of misconduct, but that he "ideally would have acted differently." Bratton welcomed the decision after commenting to reporters earlier in the day that some of the friction that has followed his tenure may stem from what amounts to a clash of cultures.
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April 3, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The LAPD's Anti-Terrorist Intelligence Section received generally high marks in an audit by the city's Police Commission but was faulted for not providing proper documentation to justify some of its investigations, according to the report, released Monday. The audit, performed by Commissioner Alan Skobin and Inspector General Andre Birotte Jr.
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March 28, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Police Commission on Tuesday selected IBM Corp. to install 300 digital video cameras in patrol cars in the first phase of a program that could put cameras in all 1,600 police vehicles. "It is a high priority for this commission and for the department," said Commission President John Mack. The $5-million contract needs City Council approval.
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March 28, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Police Commission reaffirmed its zero-tolerance policy on hazing Tuesday in response to an executive directive from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa forbidding the practice after problems arose in the Fire Department. Police Administrator Gerald Chaleff told the panel that hazing has long been discouraged by policy and that there have only been four hazing complaints since 1994.
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March 21, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A series of internal audits has found lapses in the supervision of gang enforcement units in the Police Department, causing Police Commission members to call for stricter oversight. The panel asked for a report in 30 days on fixes to the problems, including the lack of adherence to search warrant procedures and a failure to document other supervision. "The supervision is not as tight as it should have been," Commission President John Mack said.
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March 14, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Police Commission on Tuesday approved the chief's recommendation to award the Medal of Valor to 16 officers, including one for Walter Kesterson, who was killed in 1946 in an exchange of gunfire with two armed robbery suspects. The panel also approved the medal for 13 officers who rescued 80 senior citizens from a fire at a Wilshire area retirement home in 1996 and two officers who pulled an unconscious motorist from a car that had caught fire.
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March 8, 2007 | Matt Lait, Times Staff Writer
At a movie theater that no longer exists, on a street since renamed, several gun-toting bandits robbed a teenage cashier of $90. Although the crime was nothing spectacular, the outcome tragically was. It was Feb. 4, 1946, shortly after 9 p.m., when LAPD Officer Walter Kesterson's car radio squawked with news of the stickup. He and his partner, dressed in plain clothes, were working a crime suppression detail around the Los Angeles Coliseum, near the heist.
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February 14, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A year after an immigrant rights rally drew 500,000 people to downtown Los Angeles, an organizer alleged that his free speech rights were infringed upon by a city Police Commission decision Tuesday to deny a permit for a demonstration Feb. 24.
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