“We conclude that policemen, like teachers and lawyers, are not relegated to a watered-down version of constitutional rights.”
–Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) 385 U.S. 493
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August 2016 – The system is rigged
At the risk of sounding like a presidential candidate, this is what the League has been saying about the discipline system and what the League has been trying to fix. The City Charter gives an officer the right to a trial by a three-member panel known as a Board of Rights when accused of misconduct. The Board is made up of one civilian and two LAPD captains or above. The Charter states that an officer shall not “be suspended, demoted in rank, suspended and demoted in rank, removed, or otherwise separated from the service of the department (other than by resignation), except for good and sufficient cause shown upon a finding of guilty of the specific charge or charges assigned as cause or causes after a full, fair, and impartial hearing before a Board of Rights.” (emphasis mine) [Full Article]
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