Articles from February 2017



February 2017 Warning Bells article

Talking Tactics and De-escalation These are the two issues that the Police Commission most critically focus on when reviewing your categorical use of force.  An officer was recently given an Administrative Disapproval by the Police Commission, in part, because he and his partner did not specifically discuss edged weapon tactics on the way to a […]

January 2017 Warning Bells article

Charter change. What is it? Why did it happen? Why do we want it? In March of this year, the public will be asked to approve a Charter change affecting discipline for LAPD officers. It addresses the makeup of the members of the Board of Rights. Currently, a Board of Rights consists of three members: […]