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LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show
Los Angeles Times ^ | 07 April 2014 | Joel Rubin

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; confrontationwatch; donutwatch; feos; lapd; losangeles; police
Joy.
1 posted on 04/16/2014 8:34:30 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

Of course. All graduates of the Fullerton Police Academy.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 8:35:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Theoria

How much bad luck can one organization have?


3 posted on 04/16/2014 8:35:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Theoria

Antennas missing from 40 cars out of 80 total indicates more than a few bad apples. Conspiracy.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Theoria

The roaches are turning off the lights.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 8:40:58 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Theoria; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1
JBT Ping list


6 posted on 04/16/2014 8:45:49 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: null and void

Nully, would you please add me to the JBT list? I’ll be happy to threaten you if you’d like.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 8:52:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: null and void

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!


8 posted on 04/16/2014 8:57:18 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: bobby.223

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?


9 posted on 04/16/2014 9:07:02 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I was trying to restrict membership to Wolfie and his ilk, but what the heck, you’re on.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 9:07:13 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Theoria

Reed and Malloy would never do that. Same for Joe Friday and Harry Morgan.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 9:17:06 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: null and void

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.)


12 posted on 04/16/2014 9:19:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Paladin2

“How much bad luck can one organization have?”

Those pesky police cameras are always malfunctioning when we need them. What bad luck!


13 posted on 04/16/2014 9:19:50 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: yarddog

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.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 9:33:19 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Too late. It’s open to all now.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 9:40:38 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: null and void

MY G-D, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!


16 posted on 04/16/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: varyouga
It's a Cryin' Shame.

What can you do?

17 posted on 04/16/2014 9:44:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Slings and Arrows

bwahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!


18 posted on 04/16/2014 9:46:17 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Mouton
"..ask the female occupant if she in the the car voluntarily.."

Perhaps we need some real cup size measurement enforcement....

19 posted on 04/16/2014 9:47:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Theoria

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.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 10:07:34 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: null and void
Add me to the JBT Ping List or I'm gonna kick your ass, report you to the Mods, call some cops, go medieval on you ass, call the IRS, BATF, NSA, EPA NLRB, FBI, SS, FDA, UN, BLM, DIA, DOD, HHS, DHS, TSA, BATS, BVP, CDIAC, CICA, and the ACLU.

I could go on.

This is frightening:

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Some good news: Giants beat the Dodgers 2-1 and are in first place!

21 posted on 04/16/2014 10:24:12 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

A simple please add me would suffice. (but that was even better that your request to join the N-JCT ping list)...


22 posted on 04/16/2014 10:26:58 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: null and void
I just wanted you to know I was serious and not just someone who wanted to get some pings. Come up with another ping list and I'll see if I can improve my request.

Thank you for adding me to the list. :)

23 posted on 04/16/2014 10:35:01 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Theoria
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.

Yes it is these paragons of virtue we hire to carry weapons we will allow no one else to protect the public. Tampering with such equipment should be a firing offense.

24 posted on 04/17/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: Doomonyou

Well, you aren’t on the Red Dwarf ping list, the Ebola (AKA the Bring out Your Dead ping list), the Harry Potter ping list, the Sharknado ping List, the 3-D Printer ping list or even the Homosexual Minority Humpback Whale ping list...


25 posted on 04/17/2014 7:58:04 AM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Doomonyou
Add me to the JBT Ping List or I'm gonna kick your ass, report you to the Mods, call some cops, go medieval on you ass, call the IRS, BATF, NSA, EPA NLRB, FBI, SS, FDA, UN, BLM, DIA, DOD, HHS, DHS, TSA, BATS, BVP, CDIAC, CICA, and the ACLU.

*golf_clap*

26 posted on 04/17/2014 9:27:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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