Force Investigations Division (FID)

100 W. First Street, Suite 431
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(800) 339-6868 24-hour toll free hotline

Commanding Officer:    Captain II Richard Gabaldon
Assistant Commanding Officer:   Captain II Rodolfo Lopez

Force Investigation Division (FID) reports to the Commanding Officer of Professional Standards Bureau.   It was first established in August 2004 as the entity responsible for the administrative investigation of all uses of force denoted as “Categorical” in the Consent Decree between the Department and the United States Department of Justice.

FID is responsible for the investigation of all incidents involving the use of deadly force of an LAPD officer.  In addition, all use of force resulting in an injury requiring hospitalization commonly referred to as a Law Enforcement Related Injury (LERI).  Investigative responsibility of FID also includes all deaths while the arrestee or detainee is in the custodial care of the LAPD, accidental and animal shootings, and other investigations as directed by the Chief of Detectives.

To accomplish this task, FID is currently organized into three investigative sections.  Additionally an Administrative Section incorporating a special projects unit provides the necessary administrative review, oversight, and compliance with related projects, inquiries, and audits.

  • Administrative A Section;
  • Administrative B Section;
  • Administrative C Section;
  • Criminal Apprehension Team; and,
  • Investigation Support Section