One prosecutor called Torres “her worst witness ever, civilian or police officer,” according to newly released documents from the LBPD.
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.
The video is some of the first the LBPD released under a new a state transparency law that requires them to show footage of police shootings.
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.
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.