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Force Investigation Division

304 S. Broadway, Room 486
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 486-5230 (Main)
(213) 486-5250 (fax)

Force Investigation Division, (FID), was established on April 8, 2001 as the entity responsible for the administrative investigation of all uses of force denoted as "Categorical" in the Consent Decree between the Department and the United States Department of Justice. Commander Robert A. Lopez is the Commanding Officer of Force Investigation Division.

Force Investigation Division (FID) is responsible for the investigation of all incidents involving the use of deadly force of an LAPD officer. In addition, all use of force resulting in an injury requiring hospitalization commonly referred to as a Law Enforcement Related Injury (LERI). Investigative responsibility of FID also includes all deaths while the arrestee or detainee is in the custodial care of the LAPD, accidental and animal shootings and other investigations as directed by the Chief of Detectives.

To accomplish this task, FID is currently organized into three investigative sections. Additionally an Administrative Section incorporating a special projects unit provides the necessary administrative review, oversight and compliance with related projects, inquiries and audits.