Los Angeles police commissioners are expected to discuss Tuesday their inspector general's investigation into a controversial private meeting the LAPD arranged between an elite group of business executives and a former shot-caller for the Mexican Mafia.
The inspector general's report, which was released Friday, is scheduled for discussion at the 9:30 a.m. Police Commission meeting.
The report offered new details about the Jan. 28 event, revealing that department officials spent weeks — and $22,000 — arranging for Rene "Boxer" Enriquez to speak to members of the Young Presidents' Organization at the group's request. Although the lecture was presented to Chief Charlie Beck as a "law enforcement training event" designed primarily for local authorities, the report said, the meeting was attended by about 150 YPO members and only 14 police officials.
Inspector General Alex Bustamante's report also raised questions of whether the LAPD had the proper court authority to remove Enriquez from an undisclosed detention facility and take him to the meeting in downtown L.A.