You asked, I’m answering.  Here is the Lygagate timeline of events as I know them to be true.  I will continue to update this page as I get more information and as events unfold.


Tuesday, March 18, 1997 Off-duty police officer Kevin Gaines is shot and killed by undercover detective Frank Lyga in North Hollywood.
December 1997 LAPD Chief Bernard Parks reported that the shooting was within department policy; no action would be taken against Lyga.
Monday, November 11, 2013 LAPD Detective Training Instructor Officer Jason tells unnamed officer that Detective Frank Lyga will be giving the class instructions on Friday, November 15, 2013.
Friday, November 15, 2013 Detective Frank Lyga makes controversial comments during a class on search warrants at the LAPD’s Police Academy.  In attendance was at least 37 sworn officers of various rankings from the LAPD, CHP, Glendale Police Department, Los Angeles Port Police, and Los Angeles School Police.  His comments are recorded by an unnamed officer about midway through his one hour lecture.
Monday, November 18, 2013 The unnamed officer who attended the training where Detective Frank Lyga spoke and recorded part of comments send a complaint memo to Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger documenting what took place during the training session.
Sometime in April 2014 26 minute audio of Detective Frank Lyga’s comments were given to the 77th Division Captain Lillian Carranza.  Carranza make a complaint.
Monday, June 16, 2014 KNBC 4’s Patrick Healy broke the Lygagate story on the 6 p.m. newscast.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, speaking before a Police Commission meeting, acknowledges the audio, says an internal investigation is underway.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck reassigns Detective Lyga to desk duty.  Detective Lyga confirms to KNBC 4 that it is his voice on the audio. Former police chief Bernard Parks says that he is flabbergasted by Lyga’s remarks.  Says comments “cries out for the investigation.”
Source | Parks’ Source
Thursday, June 26, 2014 LAPD Chief Beck says on 102.3 FM that he has not made a decision on whether or not to re-open the investigation into Kevin Gaines’ killing.  Detective Lyga is relieved of duty and assigned home. 77th Division Captain Lillian Carranza files a civil lawsuit against Detective Frank Lyga in Los Angeles Superior Court.
KJLH AudioSource | Carranza Lawsuit
Friday, June 27, 2014 Original memo to Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger is published and includes Detective Frank Lyga’s comments about Kevin Gaines’ killing being a sanctioned hit by the LAPD.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Office of André Birotte Jr., United States Attorney for the Central District of California asked to look into LAPD’s investigation of the 1997 killing of Kevin Gaines.