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COMMUNITY REPORT: Matt Johnson was right for the L.A. Police Commission

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Some people run from challenges, others rise to them. Matt Johnson is the kind of leader who turns adversity into strength and always places service before self. That’s why, in 2015, I named him to our Police Commission. In the midst of an important national discussion about the future Read More…

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Police Commission seeks input on body cameras

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission has retained the Policing Project at New York University School of Law to gather public input into a new policy regarding the release of body-worn camera video. The Policing Project will be working with professors and students at UCLA’s and UC Irvine’s schools of law to compile Read More…

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City Council approves $59 million for body cameras

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council signed off June 22 on a $59 million plan to equip Los Angeles Police Department officers with body cameras and cell phones, but civil liberties advocates called the spending “money down the drain” due to policies that prevent public access to video footage captured by the devices. Read More…