LOS ANGELES — A new policy allowing police officers to chose a disciplinary panel composed of three civilian members is set to be considered Wednesday by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The City Council voted last year to have the city’s attorneys draft a proposed ordinance that would give Los Angeles police officers facing possible discipline the option of appearing before an all-civilian review board, or the current and only option of two command-level officers and a civilian. The ordinance has now been drafted and is set to be considered by the Ad Hoc Police Reform Committee. A measure calling for the changes was placed on the May 2017 ballot by the City Council with the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing the department’s rank-and-file officers. Charter Amendment C passed with 57.14 percent of the vote. Current rules require the civilian panel member to have a … [Read more...] about LAPD civilian discipline option to be considered by City Council
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In a break with tradition and in keeping with a campaign promise, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins Monday named a four-person “discharge integrity team” to oversee the investigation into the use of deadly force by Boston police officers last month.The four-person panel will meet monthly to assess the quality of the law enforcement inquiry into the death of 36-year-old Kasim Kahrim who was fatally shot after he exchanged gunfire with two uniformed patrol officers on Feb. 22 in Roxbury, wounding one of the officers.“These cases are incredibly complex, emotionally-charged, and extremely important to both law enforcement and the community at large,” Rollins said in a statement. “They will bring a fresh set of eyes and a variety of experiences to an issue of great public concern.”According to Rollins’ office, engaging an outside panel of experts to have an active role in a deadly force investigation may be a first in Massachusetts’s … [Read more...] about Suffolk DA names ‘discharge intergrity team’ to probe fatal police involved shooting
Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Chapter 1 “Inmates Run This Bitch” Chapter 2 Prison Experiments Chapter 3 The CCA Way Chapter 4 “You Got to Survive” Chapter 5 Lockdown Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch” Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). I take a breath. Am I really going to become a prison guard? Now that it might actually happen, it feels scary and a bit extreme. From the editor: Why we sent a reporter to work as a private prison guard I started applying for jobs in private prisons because I wanted to see the inner workings of an industry that holds 131,000 of the nation’s 1.6 million prisoners. As a journalist, it’s nearly impossible to get an unconstrained look inside our penal system. When prisons do let reporters in, it’s usually for carefully managed tours and monitored interviews with inmates. … [Read more...] about Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy
FREEHOLD - Monmouth County is moving forward on a $27 million project that will nearly triple the size of the county police academy. The project will add 62,000 square feet onto the existing 37,000-square-foot Monmouth County Police Academy on Kozloski Road, County Engineer Joe Ettore said. The new police academy will include new classrooms, a gym, an auditorium, a drug testing lab, an indoor running track and a parking lot expansion. What's it like to undergo police training? Watch APP reporters undergo the same shooter training police go through in the video at the top of the page. Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday approved a $2.5 million increase to a contract with Mountainside-based Netta Architects LLC. More: More DWI checkpoints planned in Monmouth County this weekend More: Broken bones, amputations occur monthly in NJ workplaces Netta Architects was initially awarded a $152,453 contract in February to prepare schematic … [Read more...] about Monmouth County hires architecture firm to design $27M police academy
Abe Kwok: The group that champions the Dream Act and a pathway for citizenship for illegal immigrants raised eyebrows by netting a $2.4 million light rail contract. Does being an activist group disqualify one from city contracts? Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio believes yes. He was on the short end of a 7-2 vote earlier this month that granted Promise Arizona a contract help the city extend light rail into south Phoenix. Afterwards, he took to social media to rail against what he described as a political handout. DiCiccio wrote, in a Facebook post, “In one of his last acts as Mayor, Greg Stanton voted to give away $2.4 million of your money to the anti-police, open-borders, liberal activist group Promise Arizona under the guise of business development in South Phoenix – a field the organization has no experience with.” Charges of favoritism, lack of qualification DiCiccio’s charges are twofold: That the contract was awarded strictly as political … [Read more...] about Kwok: Is Promise Arizona too political to earn a Phoenix light-rail contract?