Beck vs. Downing: A LAPD Boxergate Update

We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).

 

Alright folks, it’s been a year.  It’s been a year since the Los Angeles Police Department was caught red-handed hosting a swanky VIP book signing for ex-mafia hitman Rene “Boxer” Enriquez in downtown Los Angeles otherwise known as Boxergate. As you will recall, after the 10th Floor was caught and tried to lie and got caught in those lies we left things off with the public pissing match between Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Deputy Chief Michael Downing over who was to blame and who knew what. The first round went to Beck who announced the minute the media came a knockin’ that he’d initiated a personnel complaint investigation against Downing proceeded by his expected and usual deer caught in the headlights routine. The second round went to Downing who quick fast and in a hurry lawyered up and sent that lawyer down to the police commission meeting to remind everyone within earshot about not discussing a personnel matter in public and to “follow the law.” Whatever that means because there are the laws that you and I have to follow and then there are the laws that they get to break with impunity.

Well it’s been a year since then and we’re no closer to knowing just how much money Angelenos shelled out to host Boxer for a bunch of wealthy donors otherwise known as the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) or if legally they even had the proper authority to take custody of Boxer for the event–let alone the convening of a grand jury. We do know that the Department has one year to adjudicate most personnel complaints. I say most because as you know thanks to District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s drawn out investigation as to whether or not her office is going to pursue criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting death of Ezell Ford, the clock has been stopped on that particular personnel issue. Downing’s year is just about up.

But I won’t be holding my breathe as it relates to Downing.  I mean, if the Department and the City Attorney’s office can work in cahoots to protect a Deputy Chief, Captain, and two police officers who seemingly conspired to and actually succeeded in stealing money from a non-profit’s bank account, Downing has nothing to worry about and he knows it too.  Still though, it’s worth mentioning because we haven’t forgotten. Nope, we have not forgotten even if the media has.

 

 

The Court of Public Opinion

  • FLY ON THE WELL

    UNFOUNDED. BUT WE DIDN’T EXPECT ANYTHING LESS CONSIDERING EARL THE PEARL ADJUDICATED IT AND HE HIMSELF WAS ON THE GUESTLIST.

  • Truth of the matter

    You are absolutely right regarding Earl the Pearl. Known to take care of people close to him. He’s one shady cat. It’s funny Earl the Pearl got booted out of Operations because unanimously all the Command staff under him finally spoke up and said he needed to move. His bully-tyrant style burned people out, This came only because Chief Charlie nearly was denied a second term due to all his shenanigans. So when Beck was granted a second term he had all the command staff interviewed to see how things could get better. Unanimously they said Paysinger needed to go. So Beck instead of having the guts to tell the truth moves Paysinger out of operations and gives him a title of 1st assistant chief to throw him a much needed bone and save that huge ego of his. Paysinger is a miserable individual in his new assignment. No surprise that good ole Earl will sweep under rug.

  • California parole commissioners are again recommending release for a former leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang who now helps law enforcement.

    Rene “Boxer” Enriquez has been in prison since 1993 on a 20 years-to life sentence for two murders, multiple assaults and conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances.

    A prosecutor and Enriquez’s attorney said Friday that officials decided he can safely be paroled.

    Officials kept the timing and location of the hearing secret, citing safety concerns.

    Gov. Jerry Brown last year rejected a parole recommendation for the 53-year-old Enriquez and he could block it again.

    Enriquez drew attention last year when the Los Angeles Police Department used an invalid court order to bring him to speak to an exclusive gathering of law enforcement and business leaders.

  • ICU

    downing and his people involved in this scam must be disciplined and demoted. This is a waste of taxpayer dollars and bs!!!!!! downing is a weak person with no street creds. his buddy beck has taken care of his lying ass. they need to all need fired because they are fake cops.

  • NinaG

    Yep… “The Pearl” sure covered Girmala’s ass over all these years – and she will be the next Police Chief!
    The LAPD shenanigans continue…

  • 3Beeps

    You think?!! Even with the swat Lieutenant Scandal and all those lawsuits?!!

  • Gov. Jerry Brown last year rejected a parole recommendation for the 53-year-old Enriquez and he could block it again.
    Klown only rejected Boxer’s parole because he is a politician and for no other reason.

  • cutty sark

    If it’s true that the District Attorney is still actively investigating the Ezell Ford case, then that should be considered a potentially positive status.
    The Ezell Ford investigation needs to be long and drawn out in order to thoroughly encompass everything and everybody involved, in my sole opinion.
    If the D.A. is chasing down every angle to get to the bottom of the Ezell Ford case, then it will be worth the wait.
    I expect to see charges involving destruction of evidence, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, etc. reaching to the highest level.

  • BREE~PEACE PROPHET!

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  • NinaG

    She’s done far, far more than that…
    She is an insecure, vindictive megalomaniac who is only happy when someone’s lips are firmly attached to her ass (read Sgt McDonald).