Chief’s Comment on Inspector General’s Use of Force Overview NR16095aa

March 15, 2016

Los Angeles: Chief Charlie Beck provided a brief statement on recommendations to Police Commission Regarding LAPD’s De-Escalation Principles

On Friday, March 11, 2016, the Office of the Inspector General, on behalf of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, released their Ten-Year Overview of Categorical Use of Force Investigations, Policy and Training for the Department. In response to the report and initial remarks by the Commission, Chief Beck provided the following comment.

“The LAPD has been committed to using de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques for many years to safely and effectively resolve volatile situations and minimize the need to use force. We are pleased that the Commission has recognized our leadership in this important area and look forward to further incorporating these preservation of life principles in our constantly evolving training standards and policies.”