Harvard University Concludes a Decade-long Study of LAPD’s Practices of Leadership, Governance, Use of Force and Discipline NA09127rh

May 18, 2009

WHAT:    News conference to announce the findings of a 10-year-long study revealing changes made by the Los Angeles Police Department.
WHEN:    Monday, May 18, 2009
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:    Metropolitan Dispatch Center-3rd Floor Media Room
100 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Chief William J. Bratton
Richard Tefank, Executive Director, Los Angeles Police Commission
Andre Birrotte Jr., Inspector General
Police Administrator Gerald Chaleff, Commanding Officer, Consent Decree Bureau
Captain Kevin McClure, Assistant Commanding Officer, Consent Decree Bureau
    Christopher Stone, Dean from Harvard University    
    Karen Wagener, President, Los Angeles Police Foundation
    Beth Ryan, Vice-President of Grants and Program Administration, Los Angeles Police Foundation

WHY:    At the request of Chief William J. Bratton, the Los Angeles Police Foundation contracted with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, to conduct a detailed study of the Los Angeles Police Department.  This study began in November 2008 and was designed to examine the change in the LAPD over the past 10 years.  Subject matters included in the study were Use of Force, Discipline, Leadership and Governance.

ADDITIONAL:    Copies of the completed study will be made available at the news conference. For more information, please contact LAPD Media Relations at 213-485-3586.