Articles from November 2014



Nov 2014 Warning Bells article

Three Strikes and the Discipline System is Out Or at least it should be. Then again, maybe a better metaphor would be three strikes and its life imprisonment away from us. A third LAPD captain is suing the Department alleging retaliation for failing to terminate an officer at a Board of Rights. Let’s recap this. There are […]

Oct 2014 Warning Bells article

Chief’s Interference with Board of Rights Rebuffed by Appellate Court “I send people to a Board of Rights for a reason – to be terminated,” Chief Beck told Dominique DiPrima during a KJLH-FM interview. As mentioned in previous columns, two prior Board of Rights members alleged in separate lawsuits that high-ranking Department officials told them pretty much the […]

Sept 2014 Warning Bells article

Not Even the Chief Respects the Discipline System Last week, two administrative appeal rulings from the Chief came across my desk. The hardworking representatives for the officers had won them at the hearing officer level, but the Chief of Police rejected both of the hearing ocer’s recommendations. Unfortunately, this is not unusual. Both due process […]