Department Statement on False Media Report NR23794km

December 20, 2023

Los Angeles: The Department is aware of a media report alleging that an investigation was initiated by Internal Affairs Division into Mayor Karen Bass. These allegations are patently false.

The Los Angeles Police Department Internal Affairs Division is restricted in scope to conducting investigations of potential misconduct by Department employees.

Chief Michel Moore added “I did not initiate, request, or authorize an investigation as alleged in any fashion. At no point in the past or currently, has the Los Angeles Police Department conducted an investigation involving Mayor Bass. This matter is now with the Office of the Inspector General and I look forward to their investigation into these fictitious allegations.”