LAPD adopts new way to investigate officer-involved crashes

Joel Rubin (Los Angeles Times) | March 14, 2012

Acknowledging major problems with the quality of its investigations into serious traffic collisions involving officers, the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday announced new rules intended to improve the thoroughness and credibility of the inquiries.

The move follows a pair of Los Angeles Times articles in January that examined the human and financial toll of officer-involved accidents. The Times found that police caused about 1,250 crashes over the last three years — an average of about one a day. Most were minor, but some resulted in life-threatening injuries or were the result of the officer violating traffic laws, according to LAPD records. In at least two incidents, the driver of another car was killed.

Under the terms of the revamped policy, any time an officer is involved in a traffic accident in which someone is killed or injured badly enough to require hospitalization, a team of detectives and officers trained in crash reconstruction will go to the scene immediately.

Read more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/lapd-adopts-new-way-to-investigate-officer-involved-crashes.html

Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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