I just don’t understand why cities insist on destroying their own police departments. I just about flipped when I read this article. LAPD officers who work gang enforcement or narcotics teams will now have to supply all of their financial information to the city. This will include thier SPOUSE’S information as well. We are talking credit card, mortgage, bank account — all that stuff.
What the *$%*)#&%#(*?
As this press release from their union shows (issued a few months ago), the cops are too smart for this. They will all quit those task forces. Then, there are no cops working to fight gangs and take drugs off the street. The cops’ worries include court motions to expose their personal information, and the fact that records clerks and other non-sworn persons will have access to the information. These same clerks are periodically arrested for gang crimes, parole violations, drugs, etc…
My two worries?
1. Identity theft.
2. Gang members bribing clerks to get to the cops’ home addresses.
Well done, Los Angeles…you might actually chase the last few good cops out of that department.