The Los Angeles Police Commission agreed Wednesday to a change in the disciplinary process on officers who use serious force during altercations.
As an alternative to automatic additional officer training, LAPD will be allowed to discuss the incidents with the police officers.
Cmdr. Richard Webb with Internal Affairs said that the discussions “… really do require officers to identify their own areas of needed improvement…”
The current procedure requires that, an officer who is found to have violated department policies regarding a “categorical use of force,” is automatically subjected to a formal review to determine what, if any, discipline should be imposed.