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LAPD cop has a drunk driving problem

A man undergoes a sobriety test at an LAPD police DUI checkpoint in Reseda, Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2018.

Obviously, the best way to spot a drunk driver is through personal experience.
picture: Mark Ralston / AFP (beautiful pictures)

Los Angeles Police Department spent the holiday trying to solve the common problem of drunk driving officer. The LAPD confirm to KNBC that seven officers were arrested in the first two weeks of December. The arrests were the impetus for an entire report on the sudden increase in alcohol-related arrests in the past two weeks. Departmentit’s a protracted problem.

Follow LA time, the LAPD’s Police Committee scrutinized the department on leniency for alcohol abuse. One notable incident cited in an LAPD report featured an officer on duty 15 to 20 targets deep firing at another officer from a different agency and then crashing his car into it. own garage. of the department The Disciplinary Committee recommended a 65-day suspension of unpaid work and a reduction in rank.

LAPD Captain Kelly Muniz speak:

“Our Behavioral Science clinicians have held additional staff meetings and training to prevent future incidents. While LAPD staff have resources and alcohol training available to them, this does not replace criminal and administrative processes that have already been initiated and will be implemented.”

The Police Committee recently voted on a proposed policy change to reduce the acceptable blood alcohol level for an armed officer on active duty to 0.04, reflecting the standard. Stricter standards also apply to commercial driver license holders. The vote is held in secret and its results are not made public. If the LAPD is serious about stopping its officers from driving while intoxicated, officers who choose to endanger the public while on duty face real consequences.


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