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News Release Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Chief Charlie Beck’s Response to Officer Indictments NR12355asv
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department holds our officers to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Upon being notified of the allegations against our officers, the LAPD launched an internal investigation. Both officers were immediately removed from the field and given administrative assignments. As the internal and criminal investigations progressed, both officers were assigned home pending the outcome of the internal investigation.
"I am truly saddened by the events that led to the perjury charges pending against two of my officers" said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. “I do not believe that their intent was evil, just extremely misguided. The character of our organization is defined by the conduct that we condone. These actions were entirely unacceptable."
Pursuant to the internal LAPD investigation, one officer has been fired and the other is facing termination at an administrative hearing.
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