Tuesday, April 10, 2007

LAPD Complaints Unrecorded for 5 Months

The L.A. Daily News is reporting that an LAPD system which was meant to ensure that complaints regarding police abuse were recorded, wasn't functioning for five months, and nobody noticed.
"It's an obvious concern when the mechanism to intake complaints is not working," LAPD Inspector General Andre Birotte said. "It's something that needs to be remedied sooner rather than later."

A spokesman for the department said that calls to a toll-free complaint line were "were taken, documented and investigated" but not recorded, as required by a 2001 consent decree. He went on to say the problem has been fixed and all incoming calls are now being recorded.

via LAObserved


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