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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).

July 3, 2014 Intradepartmental Memo

July 3, 2014 Intradepartmental Memo

  Continuing on in My Little Pony-gate, I couldn’t help but notice the following in the intradepartmental memo between Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck and the Police Commission:

All possible conflicts of interest have been researched and there does not appear to be any issues that would reflect negatively on the Department.

The Los Angeles Police Department Foundation paid $6,000 for Chief Beck’s daughter’s horse.

The horse known as “George” was purchased for Chief Beck’s daughter’s use in the Mounted Platoon.  This comes from LAPD insiders who disagree with Beck’s spokesperson Commander Andrew Smith who told the Los Angeles Times other members of the unit ride the horse.

Add to that, Angelenos are now on the hook for George’s board and care as well.

I’m not sure who came to the conclusion that this was anything but a conflict of interest, but to the average person it sure looks that way.

At a minimum from reading the memo there are clearly misleading statements although I am inclined to throw in falsities as well.

How could the Chief just forget to mention that it was his daughter’s horse and how likely is it that Commissioner Steve Soboroff didn’t know either? See it’s the little lies.

If I was a reporter at say a big mainstream newspaper, radio or television station, these are the types of questions I’d be asking with memo in hand.