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Attorney general to audit LAPD traffic stop reports

LOS ANGELES — Following allegations that some Los Angeles police officers falsified data collected during traffic stops and wrongly labeled some motorists as gang members, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Feb. 10 his office will audit the department’s records and policies on the use of the state’s gang database. “Right now, LAPD’s [CalGang] inputs Read More…

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Chief seeks to fire officer accused of falsifying data

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has moved to fire an officer who allegedly falsified information collected during traffic stops, and the department is referring the case to prosecutors to consider possible criminal charges, the agency announced Jan. 24. The officer in question was not identified. The LAPD has been investigating allegations Read More…

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Mayor orders LAPD unit to reduce number of vehicle stops

LOS ANGELES — An elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department has been ordered by Mayor Eric Garcetti to reduce the number of vehicle stops it conducts in response to calls from activists and an investigation by the Los Angeles Times that claims officers pulled over a disproportionate number of African Americans. On Feb. Read More…