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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

New Way of Posting Information

Since so many of the articles that I have posted are quite long, I am going to try to simply give you a summary sentence and then the URL. If you are interested, you can read the full article; if not, you still have a bit of insight into new items.

Hope I get some feedback on your preferred method

LAPD which has suffered bad publicity, to be kind about it, is instituting new software that tracks complaints and other telling data about officers — then alerts top supervisors to possible signs of misconduct.

The system is central to a federal oversight program ordered by the U.S. Justice Department after a wave of abuse allegations in the 1990s cast doubt on the LAPD's ability — and willingness — to police itself. "There definitely needs to be computerized management" of officers, said Andre Birotte, the LAPD's inspector general. "There have been concerns with all the scandals that have gone on within the department."

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