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Submission + - Los Angeles Police Officers Suspected of Tampering with Their Monitoring System 3

An anonymous reader writes: An internal audit conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in March revealed that 'dozens of the [voice] transmitters worn by officers in Southeast Division were missing or damaged.' In the summer of 2013, this same division was found to have mysteriously lost 45% of the antennae placed on their cars to pick up the signals sent by their voice transmitters. The Southeast Division of the LAPD covers an area that has 'historically been marred by mistrust and claims of officer abuse.' For decades, the LAPD had been closely monitored by the U.S. Department of Justice, but a federal judge in 2013 decided to end that practice after being assured by the LAPD and city officials that the LAPD sufficiently monitors itself via dash-cams and voice transmitters. A formal investigation is currently being conducted to determine whether or not police officers intentionally subverted mandatory efforts to monitor and record their patrols.
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Los Angeles Police Officers Suspected of Tampering with Their Monitoring System

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  • History or no history, I wouldn't tolerate being under the microscope while on the job either. Would you?

    • by sjames ( 1099 )

      If that history meant that sooner or later I would be accused of something that would (if true) mean I was unqualified to be employed in my chosen profession anywhere, I might appreciate having solid evidence of my innocense (unless, of course, I was expecting to be guilty).

      Alternatively, I might consider moving to a department with a less checkered past where such monitoring wasn't seen as necessary.

      • If I had that concern, I might record myself and retain control of the recordings. I certainly wouldn't tolerate my employer doing it for me.

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