Unlike other high-profile incidents of officers being accused of killing black men, Floyd’s death sparked swift and public condemnation from police chiefs across the country.
Police said the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and not wearing his seatbelt when lost control and crashed.
The South Division, which covers downtown and some of the surrounding area, normally deploys out of the Public Safety Building.
Gun seizures are up in Long Beach, thanks in part to a dedicated team taking guns from people legally barred from having them, the LBPD said.
Under the program, a mental health professional meets with inmates within their first hours in custody to assess their needs and connect them to services.
An internal affairs investigation into the dog’s death is still in progress, a police spokeswoman said, and a criminal investigation file was presented to the DA’s Justice System Integrity Division on September 13.
The Long Beach Police Department could soon have easier access to a large network of security cameras now that it’s partnered with the doorbell camera company Ring.
The contract with Counseling Team International signals a cultural shift in urging officers to seek help for depression and other mental health issues.
Long Beach police are set to get raises but also contribute more of their salaries to pension costs under a new contract the City Council will consider next week.
Until yesterday, the LBPD said only that it had been reviewing the circumstances of the K-9 Ozzy’s death. The IA investigation marks an escalation in that probe.