Los Angeles, January 14, 2015 — In response to inquiries about the on-body cameras, Craig Lally, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League released the following statement on behalf of the League:
“As we have said in the past, we don’t object to body cameras and actually believe they will be useful in defending our officers against false allegations. Accuracy is absolutely our most important goal and officers have a right, and duty, to be accurate and utilize every tool to accomplish this. We are looking forward to the meet and confer process and seeing a draft copy of the policy that is fair and reasonable, and consistent with best practices across the nation. At the end of the day, we strive to have a policy in place that protects everyone’s rights and interests – the officers, the Department, the City and the community.”
Contact: Burson-Marsteller at (213) 292-1003.
About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at www.LAPD.com.