Though I can't confirm and neither the union nor close friends in the LAPD will, I have a feeling the LAPD complaint form is not used to discipline officers but to use it against them when they are going for a promotion. And as a tool to encourage the officer(s) to do as the captain says, promotions may be inevitable...maybe. The evidence
Mayor: The mayor as we all know is a lackey for the multinational corporations. They donate funds and he gives tax breaks. The corporate personhood hearing according to my professor, is merely a show. Ask for financial records and because of Citizens United, the thousands of dollars they receive will not say: Koch bros or Forever21. But they will still receive corporate funding. The hearing was show and nothing really changed.
Chief: Charlie Beck is the lackey for the Mayor and City Council. When Prop F was passed, the intent was to have accountability. Apparently, none of that happened. Beck serves two five year terms. The mayor appoints the chief for five years. If the mayor is happy, the chief is appointed for another five more years. After that, the chief can either take a pay cut, get demoted or retire. The problem with that? There is no autonomy. The Chief is the lap dog for the mayor and would do as told. For example:
Turf war over garden lot
Two years after it was bulldozed, the 14-acre Los Angeles community garden known as the South Central Farm is being developed for a clothing chain with strong ties to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Forever 21, one of the city's fastest-growing women's apparel businesses, wants to operate a warehouse and distribution center on the site owned by real estate developer Ralph Horowitz.
Supporters of the garden -- still angry that Horowitz tore it up despite support from such Hollywood luminaries as Daryl Hannah and Danny Glover -- have been trying for weeks to kill the proposed project by demanding more rigorous environmental review.
Villaraigosa, who championed the farm's preservation two years ago, is staying out of the latest fight.
He has received nearly $1.3 million in contributions and commitments from Forever 21 and its executives over the past two years for initiatives ranging from tree plantings to his own reelection campaign.
Still there is no Forever21 and Bratton sent the officers in to make arrests. IF you rad the story, there was a deadline to buy the property, but of course it was late but was still accepted...much like CAFTA? Fast forward today.
Still, the LAPD's ONLY checks and balance is based upon the whims of the command staff, while holding their career over their heads. And by filing a complaint would only anger the cops. Maybe the cops deserved to be punished, there are idiots in the Dept., but at the same time, when you hold the command staff to the same standards:
LAPD command staff under fire in wake of $38 million in harassment, discrimination payouts
"I have a running joke," said attorney Gregory Smith, who has filed about 50 lawsuits on behalf of officers against the Los Angeles Police Department.
"If I sue a supervisor, they're going to get promoted within the next six months. Why that happens is anybody's guess.
I know why, because they are doing as the mayor orders them. Get this, it costed you $38 million.
So if you felt that your rights were violated, by all means sue. But do not leave the command staff out. Because, if the life of an officer is based upon what he or she is told and not what the Constitution says, then I would bring down the giant before going after the minion