LAPD Statement on Pending Lawsuit

December 19, 2006

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office issued the following statement today:

The LAPD is aware that a deposition given by former LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Berkow, in a civil lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles, was ordered unsealed. Due to the pending litigation and an ongoing internal personnel investigation, the Department is unable to answer any questions or provide any details related to this matter.