Accusations of overtime fraud triggered an expansive investigation that the city battled in court to keep hidden.
After decades of not providing officer statements to CPCC commissioners those statements will now be provided starting Jan. 1.
One prosecutor called Torres “her worst witness ever, civilian or police officer,” according to newly released documents from the LBPD.
A statewide collaboration among newsrooms including the Long Beach Post has won an award for reporting on police misconduct and use of force.
The Long Beach Police Department has hired more staff to handle a flood of public records requests in the wake of a new police transparency law.
Long Beach’s negotiating team and the police union have already agreed to give officers early access to records, but the City Council holds the final stamp of approval.
Officers would get to see the records five days before they’re released to the general public, opening the door for them to lobby the city about redactions, experts said.
New documents from the Long Beach Police Department provide a rare glimpse into an officer-involved shooting investigation.
The first major document released under a new transparency law shows Long Beach police decided officers almost always acted within policy when they shot people over the past five years.
This revelation has come to light only now because of SB 1421, a California law that went into effect Jan. 1 rolling back some of California’s strict privacy rules for police officers’ personnel files.