Corruption In LAPD

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Corruption and Solution Within The LAPD There is nothing great that comes from being a corrupt police officer. Corruption itself is very destructive. It’s very much like a tornado, destroying everything in it’s path. Leaving others to pick up the pieces and start over and rebuild. However in many cases for every problem there is a solution. There are consequences for being a corrupt police officer. One would lose their job, with the possibility of not being hired anywhere else. Becoming difficult to support oneself and ones family. Second there is the possibility of losing one’s freedom. Not being able to do the things one loves. Doing time in prison is no life. Another consequence is losing one’s family. There is no longer financial stability.…show more content…
LAPD biggest corruption scandal of all time was involving 70 Police Officers from the Rampart Division. These officers were either assigned or associated with the Rampart C.R.A.S.H (The Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) These Police Officer were implicated in many types of misconduct. The CRASH unit or Rampart covers areas such as, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Pico-Union, and Westlake.There were 56 officers assigned to Rampart CRASH Unit (PBS1). The most corrupt of the the 70 Police Officers was David Mack and Rafael Perez. Rafael Perez began his career with the LA.P.D in 1989. David Mack began his career with the L.A.P.D in 1988 (Casey Gane-Mc Calla…show more content…
The reason is to ensure that another Rampart Scandal does not happen again. By November 3, 2000 the City of Los Angeles and U.S Department Of Justice agreed to enter into a Consent Decree. The Federal Government used the Consent Decree to oversea LAPD operations and the reform process for a minimum of 5 years but the Consent Decree lasted 10 years (LAPD). Chief Bratton was appointed Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in 2002. Chief Bratton made many changes in policies and procedures. Chief Bratton held everyone accountable for their actions. LAPD is now required to create a databases on police officers using lethal force and non-lethal force. All officer involved shootings, firearm discharge and all complaint filed against officers. All arrest reports and citation are also included in the database. As part of the Consent Decree Agreement, audits are completed regularly. LAPD does internal audits that are reviewed by department personnel, the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners. The Inspector General also reviews LAPD Department audits. The Inspector General also performs independent audits. The audits are one of many ways to ensure the Los Angeles Police Department is in compliance with the Federal Consent

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