Audit Shows Mess in Tracking of Info About LAPD Lawsuits

Destruction of files makes it impossible to determine what changes have been made in response to workplace complaints that have cost millions


The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday pushed back against a finding that it has done little to reduce the city's liability for tens of millions of dollars in jury awards and settlements to aggrieved police employees.

The L.A. Police Commission met at LAPD headquarters downtown to address Inspector General Alexander Bustamante's employment litigation audit.

The June 27 report revealed that the LAPD destroys case files, keeps inaccurate and incomplete information on lawsuits, and has no system to learn from workplace liability claims.