The former officers are accused of lying about how they found a handgun after they detained two men outside the El Bukanas taqueria in Long Beach on Feb. 15, 2018.
The proposed contract includes pay raises for officers who remain with the department for over 10 years and bonuses for officers who recruit new hires.
The man says officers gave him contradictory and confusing instructions that he had trouble following while he was under the influence of Xanax, fentanyl and meth.
This was the first time the City Council was required to weigh in on the LBPD’s use of military equipment. Council members approved it in a 7-0 vote.
While the Long Beach Police Department has used military-grade equipment for years, council approval is now required by AB 481, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed in September 2021.
The city is creating a new type of police employee, the community service assistant, who would respond to lower-level calls to fill out police reports and document evidence.
Officer Anthony Brown shared child pornography online while he was on duty. His attorneys argued for leniency, saying it was a “classic example of a good person doing a bad thing.”
Missteps during the LBPD’s investigation have complicated the case against an officer who traded images online of kids being sexually abused.
Officers swarmed the area after reports of a man with a gun. Police confirmed they fired on him and he was later found dead on the rooftop.
Police said the man wrote about wanting to commit “Columbine 2.0.” The man told the Post he never intended to carry out the violence.