newsroom 2001 archives june 2001
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Friday, June 29, 2001
Media Relations
   
   
LAPD/DOJ Consent Decree Overview

Los Angeles - On November 2, 2000, the City Council and the Mayor approved the Consent Decree negotiated between the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Justice. The Consent Decree, however, was not immediately entered (i.e. approved and signed) by Federal District Court Judge Gary A. Feess. Nonetheless, the Department established the Consent Decree Task Force (CDTF) within Administrative Group to plan for, coordinate, track, monitor and report on the Department's compliance with the Decree's provisions, as though it had already been entered.

On February 1, 2001, the City was required to submit its first status report on compliance progress. At that point, the Consent Decree was still unsigned by the Federal Judge; the Independent Monitor, to whom the report was to be submitted, had not yet been selected. Despite these unforeseen delays, the Department published its Preliminary Implementation Plan on February 1, 2001 and submitted it to the Board of Police Commissioners as the Department's first progress report. Additionally, on February 15, 2001 and May 15, 2001, the Department filed Internal Discipline Quarterly Reports mandated by the Consent Decree.

On April 8, 2001 and June 1, 2001, respectively, Critical Incident Investigation Division (CIID) was activated, and the Department submitted its Annual Audit Plan to the Police Commission. On May 18, 2001, the City Council approved the selection of Michael G. Cherkasky, President and CEO of Knoll Associates Inc., as the Consent Decree's Independent Monitor. The Independent Monitor will function as an Agent of the Federal Court and will monitor and report on the City's compliance progress to Judge Feess. The Court formally entered the Consent Decree into law on June 15, 2001.

Los Angeles Police former Chief Bernard C. Parks stated, "Compliance with the Consent Decree is the baseline for, and not the ultimate standard, by which the Department's commitment to excellence will ultimately be measured."

For further information, contact Media Relations Section 213-485-3586. This press release was prepared by Lieutenant Horace Frank, Officer in Charge, Media Relations Section.



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation