Police shootings were up in L.A. last year. Chief Beck argues that more officers are being attacked. The Inspector General says that's not so. (Read a recent LA Times editorial on the matter http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-lapd-20120703,0,4892290.story)
As part of our series on criminal justice and realignment we will also be discussing the County Jail population and plans to manage the increasing number of offenders being consigned to County jurisdiction.
Additional relevant Times stories can be found at:
Beck, civilian panel again at odds on shooting
A majority of the five-member Police Commission concludes that a detective who said he shot and killed a man last year was not believable. The chief determined that the shooting was within department policy.
May 07, 2012|By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/07/local/la-me-lapd-shooting-20120507
LAPD officers, Occupy L.A. protesters clash during ArtWalk downtown Crowd throws bottles and cans; at least 2 officers injured July 13, 2012|By Melissa Leu and Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/13/local/la-me-0713-downtown-standoff-20120713
County acts to handle inmate influx The transfers from state prisons forces officials to seek other facilities or weigh electronic monitoring. July 10, 2012|Andrew Blankstein and Jason Song http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/10/local/la-me-jail-population-20120710