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LAPD Seeking Community Input on New Video Policy


After incidents in which LAPD officers have been involved in shootings or used other kinds of serious force, there are often community meetings and discussions about the incidents…both to sort out what happened in the specific situation, and to weigh the larger issues involved in such activity.  One of the tools most often discussed in those forums is police video footage – whether there is any, whether cameras should or shouldn’t be used in such situations, and – if there is footage – whether, and when, it should be released to the public.

Captain Leslie Howard and Deputy Chief Beatrice Girmala address questions at community meeting Tuesday evening at Wilshire Ebell
Captain Leslie Howard and Deputy Chief Beatrice Girmala address questions at the community meeting following an officer-involved shooting in Sycamore Square in 2015.

Now, with the help of the Policing Project at the New York University School of Law, the UCLA School of Law and the UC Irvine School of Law, the Los Angeles Police Department is developing a new policy on the release of video footage after an officer-involved shooting or other serious use of force.  Part of the development process is seeking community input…and LAPD is asking stakeholders to weigh in on the subject.  To learn more about the pros and cons of the issues, and to take a brief survey, please visit

There is also an ongoing series of public community forums, where you can learn more and register your thoughts.  Remaining dates include:

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30PM:
Seoul Recreation Center, 3250 San Marino St., Los Angeles

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:30PM:
ONE Generation Senior Enrichment Center, 18255 Victory Blvd., Los Angeles

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 PM:
Location TBD – Operations Central Bureau

You thoughts and input are important.  Please note that the comment period will end on May 7.


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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