Skip to comments.LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show
Posted on 04/16/2014 8:34:30 PM PDT by Theoria
Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty, according to records and interviews.
An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were responsible. Rather, the officials issued warnings against continued meddling and put checks in place to account for antennas at the start and end of each patrol shift.
Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, were not briefed about the problem until months later. In interviews with The Times, some commissioners said they were alarmed by the officers' attempts to conceal what occurred in the field, as well as the failure of department officials to come forward when the problem first came to light.
"On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away," commission President Steve Soboroff said. "This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don't like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling."
Beck said there was no deliberate attempt to keep the commission in the dark, saying the failure to alert the board was "unintentional."
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Of course. All graduates of the Fullerton Police Academy.
How much bad luck can one organization have?
Antennas missing from 40 cars out of 80 total indicates more than a few bad apples. Conspiracy.
The roaches are turning off the lights.
Nully, would you please add me to the JBT list? I’ll be happy to threaten you if you’d like.
Yeah, the JBT lovers are gonna be fine with this, (’Oh, they were just doing what they thought was right. It really is okay.....’), just like they are okay with all the rest of their ‘roided up idols criminal violent actions against innocent American citizens......and Doggies!
Last week on the front page of our local rag was a picture of a police warning sign on the side of the highway: Warning, drug check point ahead. I wrote a letter in about it saying where was the notice that said anything about probable cause.
It has not been published yet and more than likely will not be.
First the alcohol stops, now the drug checks. What is next, stopping cars to ask the female occupant if she in the the car voluntarily in an effort to stop kidnapping or rape all under the color of law?
I was trying to restrict membership to Wolfie and his ilk, but what the heck, you’re on.
Reed and Malloy would never do that. Same for Joe Friday and Harry Morgan.
Ah, got it. In that case, I’ll withdraw my request, and by all means continue...informing...the bootlickers. (But if you’re open to a suggestion, this story might be good for the NJCT ping list.)
“How much bad luck can one organization have?”
Those pesky police cameras are always malfunctioning when we need them. What bad luck!
Law enforcement really was under entirely different rules of engagement in Jack Webb’s day.
There were bad apples back then, and corrupt jurisdictions. But it wasn’t as wide spread as today.
Too late. It’s open to all now.
MY G-D, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
What can you do?
Perhaps we need some real cup size measurement enforcement....
Now why wouldn’t these “cops” want what they do recorded? Here’s a heads up to all you other law enforcement types out there. When you look the other way for your “brothers in blue” you taint everyone in uniform. It hurts the reputation of all of you. Do not look the other way, do not put up with this excrement. You want to know why militia numbers are growing and no one trusts the government or its agents? (That would include you) This kind of thing, and many others big and small. You want respect? You’re going to have to earn it back.