Los Angeles Police Commission TELLS Cops to Run Away From Trouble/Violence

I bet you thought that police officers are supposed to stop criminals—even criminals with guns.  NOT in Los Angeles—the Police Commission is telling the LAPD to run away from trouble and NOT protect the community or your family.

“Run away. If a police officer is confronted by a suspect with a weapon, those entrusted to set policies for the Police Department believe officers should run away. That’s the recent finding from the Los Angeles Police Commission which has turned Monday morning quarterbacking into a weekly agenda item at the three-ring circus they preside over every Tuesday morning.

In the Commission’s most recent decision on an officer-involved shooting, in which a suspect charged at two officers swinging an 8 to 9-inch knife, they faulted the officer for not “redeploying” to “create distance.” In plain English: the officer didn’t run away.

Yup, in Los Angeles if someone is trying to knife a cop, the cop MUST run away and hope they are faster than the criminal—otherwise, they are dead, with the permission of the Los Angeles Police Commission.  Why is this decision on the front page of every newspaper in the nation?  Why would anybody be willing to be stabbed because a bunch of politically connected hacks want them dead?  No not the criminal, the LA Police Commission believes the cop is a criminal if they fight back against a knife wielding crook.   Do not visit LA, the police are not allowed to protect you.

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Police Commission tells officers to run away, or else

By LAPPL Board of Directors,, 09/21/2016

Run away. If a police officer is confronted by a suspect with a weapon, those entrusted to set policies for the Police Department believe officers should run away. That’s the recent finding from the Los Angeles Police Commission which has turned Monday morning quarterbacking into a weekly agenda item at the three-ring circus they preside over every Tuesday morning.

In the Commission’s most recent decision on an officer-involved shooting, in which a suspect charged at two officers swinging an 8 to 9-inch knife, they faulted the officer for not “redeploying” to “create distance.” In plain English: the officer didn’t run away.

The key facts in this case are not in dispute. A female suspect, armed with an 8 to 9-inch knife, charged at officers, repeatedly ignored commands to stop, and was recorded yelling “shoot me” as she swung her knife from side to side.

The armed suspect quickly closed the gap between her knife and the police officers from 70 feet to less than 5 feet in under 10 seconds. That is when the first officer discharged his service weapon. The second officer involved had only three seconds to respond to the imminent threat. Even the Commission stated that “It was reasonable for Officer C to believe, in the moment when the use of force occurred, that the subject would imminently assault him with the knife.”

So where’s the beef?

The officers didn’t run away. The Commission, armed with video and their own political agenda broke down the footage frame by frame to determine that in the course of seconds, the first officer whose “position initially provided Officer C with a position of tactical advantage” lost the advantage as the suspect charged him. They wrote, “this advantage rapidly diminished as the Subject continued her advance, leaving him with neither distance nor effective cover as the Subject approached the space between two parked vehicles by which Officer C was located.”

Suspect charging from the front. Vehicles on either side. Where do you “redeploy?” Run backwards. This is absurd and it’s dangerous. What happens if the officer loses his footing with a charging suspect? What happens if the suspect runs into a nearby home or store and confronts its occupants with her weapon? What if the suspect also had a concealed gun? What is created when an officer turns tail and runs away is a large target. It’s called a back. The officer would put their lives in further jeopardy by running away if the suspect had a gun. At this close range, running away would create a self-caused danger to the officers and the public.

Chief Beck, who has absolutely no problem finding fault with officers, agreed with these officers’ actions. The Commission, with a grand total of zero years of experience in law enforcement, overruled the Chief’s decision. The Commissioners created an alternative set of facts that acknowledged that the officer was right to believe his life was in jeopardy but found fault with the officer shooting the knife-wielding suspect because the officer should have run away. Pathetic.

It sure must be easy to talk about “redeploying” an officer’s position while sipping a Diet Coke or bottled water while sitting in a police-guarded, air-conditioned room, in a cushy office chair, watching the events unfold in slow motion on a big-screen TV.

But that’s not reality. The Commission is becoming nothing more than a politically motivated rubber stamp for the warped worldview of a handful of activists that they pander to. In this instance, only Commissioner Steve Soboroff was willing to let facts and reason prevail.

The message the Los Angeles Police Commission is sending to officers confronted with a violent and dangerous suspect is clear: You can save your life or save your job, but you cannot do both. You choose.

 

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Comments

  1. Hey, it looks like the criminals have won! It doesn’t really matter because the police can’t really protect you anyway. Consider a crazy idiot attacks you with a gun or even a knife. Where are the police? Certainly, not by your side waiting to step in and save you. By the time the police get to thew action the damage the criminal wants to do is already done. The only answer is for every law abiding citizen be trained in weaponry and carry a gun. Then the sides become even and we don’t have to pray the cops get there before we are dead. Makes sense to me.

  2. STUNNING FACTS!!!
    Black People are doing the bidding of a White Man & don’t even know it.
    Re: Charlotte, With George Soros’ Dirty Fingerprints All Over It.
    There’s a Black President
    There’s a Black Congressman
    There’s a Black Chief Of Police
    There’s a Black District Attorney
    There’s a Black Mayor until 2014 (Jailed)
    There’s a Black Officer Who Pulled A Trigger
    There’s a Black Man Dead of that Gunshot Wound
    There’s a Black Man that’s angry on TV I Just heard say that:
    There’s a Black future for Whites coming ’cause they are all devils
    There’s a Black Man from the 1960’s who’d denounce all the violence

    Police: 70% arrested are out-of-staters. The ‘outrage’ was largely manufactured. People were reportedly bussed in to riot, which explains the speed & intensity in which the mob overwhelmed CPD. DCLeaks revealed GeorgeSoros is funding BLM among many other hostile orgs to “dismantle & recast” America more to his vision.

    By the way –
    His birthname ‘Schwartz’ means ‘Black’ in German, & was changed to Soros.
    How do Blacks like gettin’ owned by this old, rich, white European Prick?

    Personally, I’m wondering when George Soros’ long vacation will come.
    Until he goes on that vacation, Blacks & Whites will keep going on theirs.
    .

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