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.
The LBPD recently added another item to the inventory—a mobile video surveillance system—and the city attorney said the public needed more time to review the document before the council considered it.
Leaders this week discussed ideas for increasing the ranks of police Tuesday night, but whether Long Beach can add personnel will likely arrive after the city budget is publicly released in a few weeks.
The Long Beach Police Department has used military-grade equipment for years, but the City Council’s approval is now required by AB 481, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed in September 2021.
The LBPD, like other departments, is now required to seek approval from the City Council on how it acquires and uses gear like machine guns, sniper rifles and armored vehicles.
Footage posted on Instagram shows at least seven people fighting the man in an attempt to get him off of an individual who was lying on their back across a sidewalk.