Internal Affairs (Mike Turner Mystery, #1) by Connie DialWhen Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Jim McGann goes out for his morning jog, he finds a car blocking his driveway. Its no ordinary car, though. Its a cop car and in the trunk is the naked, mutilated body of police officer Alexandra Williams.
For the LAPD brass, its an unmitigated nightmare theyre determined to clean up fast and keep from the public. For Mike Turner, the investigator for Internal Affairs whos assigned the case , its a double edged sword --a chance to become a real cop again or have his career destroyed . For the reader, its rare insider look into one of our countrys most controversial police departments.
Nipsey Hussle Death: Los Angeles Police Department Opens Internal Affairs Investigation
The LAPD said it had opened an internal affairs investigation into whether an officer turned away a key witness, days after the murder of rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle, when she tried to give police critical information about the case. The officer was not identified by name in the testimony or by the department. The witness said she told the desk officer her car had been shown in news broadcasts on television and she had important information about the case. Grand jury testimony unsealed Thursday revealed shocking details, including how when the getaway driver for suspect Eric Holder tried to tell LAPD she was involved, the officer turned her away, saying, "Don't believe what you see on TV. Thursday, June 27, The witness testified anonymously and under an immunity agreement, prosecutors said.
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The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday finalized qualifications for residents who will serve on the powerful boards that review serious officer misconduct. Beginning June 13, officers can choose to have a Board of Rights panel made up of three civilians review their discipline case or select a board with the current makeup of one civilian and two LAPD Los Angeles Police Department command staff members. The change — one of the most sweeping expansions of civilian oversight in decades — comes after voters in approved Charter Amendment C, which gave officers the all-civilian option despite opposition from civil liberties groups that argued that civilians tend to be more supportive of officers. The City Council formalized the measure in April. A key question has been what qualities and experience civilian board members should possess and how to ensure they represent the geographic and ethnic diversity of the city. To recruit a diverse group of new examiners, the Police Commission, the civilian panel that oversees the department, set out guidelines that include advertising on social media and with neighborhood councils and local bar associations.
With 9, officers  and 2, civilian staff,  it is the third-largest municipal police department in the United States, after the New York City Police Department and the Chicago Police Department. The LAPD has been fictionalized in numerous films, novels, and television shows throughout its history. The department has also been associated with a number of controversies, mainly concerned with racism , police brutality , and police corruption. The first specific Los Angeles police force was founded in , as the Los Angeles Rangers, a volunteer force that assisted the existing County forces. Neither force was particularly efficient and Los Angeles became known for its violence, gambling and vice. The first paid force was created in , when six officers were hired to serve under City Marshal William C. Glass , there were 70 officers, one for every 1, people.