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LAPD not sufficiently checking patrol car videos for officer misconduct, audit finds
LAPD not sufficiently checking patrol car videos for officer misconduct, audit finds

The Los Angeles Police Commission's civilian watchdog released a report Friday faulting police department supervisors for not proactively checking in-car video recordings to monitor for officer misconduct. Inspector General Alex Bustamante said police officials generally review recordings only when investigating “critical incidents” such as shootings and pursuits, or when a complaint is made against an officer. Although the department checks to see whether the cameras were activated, Bustamante said, supervisors generally don't look at what is captured on the videos or review them to assess officer conduct, tactics or decision-making. Doing so would be “too...

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