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LAPD wants to change discipline policy

July 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The LAPD wants to change the way it disciplines its officers.The police commission could vote on a proposal later Tuesday that would allow Chief William Bratton to sidestep the formal review process and hand out less severe punishment in use-of-force cases.

Some say the change will make officers less accountable for their actions.

Right now, an officer who violates department policy is subject to a formal review to determine if any disciplinary action should be taken.


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