"Los Angeles Police Commission to Announce Rampart Blue Ribbon Panel, Attorney Connie Rice to Head Panel to Probe Rampart Corruption Incident"
When: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Parker Center – front of building,
150 North Los Angeles Street,
Downtown Los Angeles
Rick J. Caruso, President, Los Angeles Police Commission
David S. Cunningham, Vice President, Los Angeles Police Commission
Chief William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
André Birotte, Inspector General, Los Angeles Police Department
Connie Rice, Attorney
Blue Ribbon Panel Candidates
What: Police Commission President Rick Caruso will announce his intention to recommend ten individuals to the Blue Ribbon Rampart Review Panel headed by noted attorney Connie Rice. Approval of the panel and its mission will be considered at the Police Commission meeting immediately following this press conference.
Why: President Caruso asked that this Panel be created to build upon the work done by other panels several years ago. Essentially, the Panel will ascertain the extent to which the Department and City have identified and implemented the most important lessons of the Rampart corruption scandal. The Panel will produce a public document that assesses past Rampart reviews, identifies obstacles to be avoided in the future and determines if sufficient remedies are in place or in progress to prevent the likelihood of a similar event occurring in the future.
This press release was prepared by Tamryn Catania. For more information please contact 213-485-3531.