“The fact that other agencies use different procedures does not mean our process is bad or their process is better. We should never confuse the ‘most common practice’ as being ‘the best practice,'” it said in part.
TLDR? Here’s a short primer on our month-long investigation into the Long Beach Police Department’s unorthodox policy for investigating officer-involved shootings.
“The question you’re asking me is can somebody see the process as coaching? Sure. Can somebody see it as not coaching? Absolutely.”