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News Release

Friday, November 7, 2003

Media Relations

Police Commission Reviews Consent Decree Reforms


When: Thursday, November 13, 2003, 10:00 am

Where: Public Works Boardroom, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Room 350, Downtown Los Angeles


  • Mayor Jim Hahn, City of Los Angeles
  • President David S. Cunningham, III, Los Angeles Police Commission
  • Vice President Alan J. Skobin, Los Angeles Police Commission
  • Commissioner Rick J. Caruso, Los Angeles Police Commission
  • Commissioner Rose Ochi, Los Angeles Police Commission
  • Commissioner Silvia Saucedo, Los Angeles Police Commission
  • Chief William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Michael Cherkasky, Independent Monitor, Kroll and Associates

What: In a Special Meeting, the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners will review the Police Department’s plan to institutionalize the police reforms embodied in the Consent Decree.

Why: The new Los Angeles Police Department Training Plan was born out of the Federal Consent Decree which outlined changes in the areas of integrity, use of force, duty to report misconduct, and critical incident management. The LAPD is currently about two and one half years into the five-year Consent Decree mandate and will now proceed to permanently institutionalize reform. These reforms are designed to permanently change the LAPD by institutionalizing the Consent Decree mandates and thereby placing LAPD at the forefront of the nation’s best practices in law enforcement.