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Police Commission approves body cam video policy

LOS ANGELES — The Police Commission unanimously approved a plan March 20 to release video from officer body cameras and other sources recorded during shootings and major crimes or confrontations. The decision by the civilian oversight panel reverses previous Los Angeles Police Department policy that withheld videos recorded by thousands of body cameras. The cameras Read More…

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Police Commission has limited oversight role under charter

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission has gained a higher profile in recent weeks due to Black Lives Matter demonstrations and a newly appointed commissioner, but the civilian oversight panel illustrates how visibility is not the same as understanding. “People need to understand it is an oversight body, but with limited control,” said Read More…