LAPD Ethics Expert Caught Having Sex at Work

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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).

 

LAPDgate keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Former Commander Scott Kroeber

Former Commander Scott Kroeber

The next chapter in this growing saga involves Commander Scott Kroeber.

You may be asking yourself, who is he? My friends in L.A.’s news media know that name. Kroeber, yes Kroeber, the department’s expert in police ethics and accountability. That one.

Scott Kroeber used to be known as the Commanding Officer of the Office of Special Operations. I say used to be because he abruptly left the department after he got caught having sex in police headquarters with a secretary, or so the story goes according to LAPD insiders.

Commander Kroeber was previously the Commanding Officer of the Civil Rights Integrity Division (CRID). In this capacity, he was the Department’s Program Manager for its Civil Rights Consent Decree with the United States Department of Justice. The Civil Rights Integrity Division oversees planning, coordination, tracking, monitoring and reporting relative to the consent decree. Commander Kroeber also served as the Commanding Officer of Metropolitan Division and the Assistant Commanding Officer of Special Operations Bureau.

It was no secret that Kroeber was one of Chief Charlie Beck’s “boys.” Beck allowed Kroeber to travel all over the country training outside agencies on ethics in policing.

Kroeber was asked to resign or else risk embarrassing the department but more importantly the Chief as the incident happened not that far from Beck’s office–literally.

He was a highly decorated LAPD veteran who by all accounts just disappeared and was basically never heard from again. No discipline, no accountability.

The secretary who he had sex with was quietly transferred to Hollywood Division.

The Court of Public Opinion

  • 1942 Transient

    Former Deputy Chief Michael Berkow, PSB/IAG, who himself got caught up in a sexual relationship with a subordinate IAG sergeant stated that based on his experience as Chief with various other Police Depts, that he found LAPD to be all about “Sex and Use of Force.” Amen to that!

  • On The Job

    1942 Transient… seems that you and I may have traveled the same circles…

    Not only was berkow banging subordinates while on duty…but used an empty room in the Bradbury building as his “love nest”… From the stories told by PSB officers “passing through” he had a small room adjacent to an office where records where kept. In this office he had an inflatable mattress (no big fuss bringing it in or taking it out). He also had a mini fridge for “refreshments” and “snacks” a DVD player for viewing “training videos” and a 32″ flat screen… Once he was found to have committed this sexual misconduct, the investigation was kept hush-hush until he finished interviewing for several depts… it wasnt until he was hired on by some dept in Georgia that the story came out…

    And let’s not forget about his shooting incident in Southeast and the cover up there… and his parting incident involving his dept issued side arm…

    Keep up the good work Jasmyne!!!

  • Yo mama

    Jasmyne, you are a dumb fuck!! Get a job and go on and keep yourself busy. You are a pharmaceutical grade idiot. Oh wait, you already have a job with the LAPD. You know good and well that the LAPD is the finest Department with the finest people in the world that is why you work here. I hope you are not blogging on duty, you dumb fuck mindless creature. How did you ever fall through the cracks you scum bag. You are not different than a child molester. You are nasty and you are sick and most of all, you are a thug bitch!!!!

  • Joe Schmo

    If you are on the outside, this is all almost to unreal. If you are on the inside, then you most likely know that the scandals keep mounting and the frustration is in the fact that there is no accountability for the brass. The mayor is calling out the fire department for its nepotisim, however, I think the LAPD is 10 times worse. Steve Sobroff was appointed by the mayor and does not want to rock any boats. He wants to keep his job, so he will not do his job, to remain in good standing with the mayor. The rest of the comission puppets! The IG is always investigating, but have you ever noticed how there is never any change and his results are soft in that he borderline doesn’t want to state any of the real issues. I am sure he fears for his job also by providing an unpopular decision. Whatever happend to the Department Risk Manager improving conditions? Where did all the retaliation complaints that he promised to take care of go? What is being done to improve the ignorance by brass to the judgments decided against them in court? Thank you Inspector General Bustamante for conducting investigations but never affecting change.

    That the upper echelon is out of control. Their corruptive actions affect us all. It is a slap in the face that Beck is only defending the issues related to his daughter. Has he no shame ? When you look at all of the issues presented here his only comment is that it’s “disgusting” what is being said about his daughter. Sorry but I am disgusted how Captain Prokop has skated his way up the chain of command and gets out of a dui. I am disgusted how Commander Krober who was in charge of the squad who scrtinized officers (650 squad) was so corrupt himself and Beck hid that. I am disgusted how Thresa Evans domestic violence issues were shooed under the carpet, she should feel shame for her actions with Dorner and the lies she told. And, I am disgusted about how the promotions on this department go to the kids of the brass when they are allowed to not work patrol or get special treatment.

    How about the nepotistic environment that Beck has created is disgusting! The lack of his own self accountability is disgusting. How he says he recuses himself is disgusting when he signed the letter for the horse indicating that all aspects of conflict of interest were researched. Last time I checked. It was called PUBLIC Corruption when you afford someone you know (like a daughter) a city gift, contract or donation. Hello, is anybody thinking City of Bell? The disdain that the sworn has for Beck is evident. He just hasn’t come to realize that the situation is not just about his daughter, it’s about his lack of ability to “do the right thing for the right reasons” as he always says.

    Andrew Smiths press releases to the public are all smokes and mirrors. What the public doesn’t know to ask is how he gets away with shaping their view. The public didn’t know to ask if the witness’s (the ones allegedly refused to testify the night before) in Hoopesgate were sworn. Had they known the rules, they would know that if they were sworn, they are required to provide a statement. Thus that bs that Smith put out about last minute witness’s refused to testify was bogus. In addition to that Smith’s control over LA Times writer Joel Ruben is evident. Smith gives Joel the scoop in return for Joel to paint a pretty picture of the LAPD. I wish Joel would be an honest reporter and dig for the truth instead of spouting what is fed to him by Smith and asking Sobroff how he feels. Really?

    All the naysayers that are in support of the Chief either have their heads in the sand or have been promoted without merit and are afraid to speak up. I am tired of the supporters of Thresa Evans she should be ashamed of herself for her part in the Dorner incident. I am tired of watching the brass do whatever the heck they want and officers and detectives being held to the most minute details. Learn to be real leaders instead of people who think they deserve something for nothing at the expense of the lower echelon.

  • Some cop

    Didn’t Beth Correia dissappear after she got drunk at the Christmas party and embarrassed herself and the department? Wasn’t she the risk manager and one of Beck’s favorites?

  • Joe Schmo

    f you are on the outside, this is all almost to unreal. If you are on the inside, then you most likely know that the scandals keep mounting and the frustration is in the fact that there is no accountability for the brass. The mayor is calling out the fire department for its nepotism, however, I think the LAPD’s nepotism is 10 times worse. Steve Sobroff was appointed by the mayor and does not want to rock any boats. He wants to keep his job, so he will not do his job, to remain in good standing with the mayor. The rest of the commission, scared puppets!

    The IG is always investigating, but have you ever noticed how there is never any change and his results are soft in that he borderline doesn’t want to state any of the real issues. I am sure he fears for his job also by providing an unpopular decision to the mayor. Whatever happened to the Department Risk Manager improving conditions? Where did all the retaliation complaints that he promised to take care of go? What is being done to improve the ignorance by brass to the judgments decided against them in court? Thank you Inspector General Bustamante for conducting investigations but never affecting change.

    The upper echelon is out of control. Their corruptive actions affect us all. It is a slap in the face that Beck is only defending the issues related to his daughter. Has he no shame? When you look at all of the is sues presented here his only comments are on the ones related to his daughter? Hello, there are other pressing issues at hand what do you have to say about those. “They are personnel investigations by law I cannot speak about” , but lets talk about my daughter. “it’s disgusting what is being said about my daughter. ”

    Sorry but I am disgusted how Captain Prokop has skated his way up the chain of command and gets out of a DUI all the while we watch enforcement of discipline on officers be held to the highest measure. I am disgusted how Hoopes was allowed to bully the board of rights after he was called a bully by his subordinates. I am disgusted how Captain Rodriguez was demoted for misconduct that an officer or detective would have been fired for. then promoted back to his rank of captain 3 in a year. I am disgusted how Lt. Barboza gets away with so many dirty scandals and racial and sexual misconduct and continues to remain a Lt. with no boundaries, oh ya, he works for DUI Prokop. I am disgusted how Commander Krober who was in charge of the squad who scrutinized officers (the 650 squad/ghost squad that has unlimited funds to catch a cop dirty) was so corrupt himself and Beck hid that. I am disgusted how Theresa Evans domestic violence issues were shooed under the carpet, she should feel shame for her actions with Dorner and the lies she told and the people that shooed the issues under the rug at the expense of another, deplorable! I am disgusted about how the promotions on this department go to the kids of the brass when they are allowed to not work patrol and get special treatment to avoid patrol (Pat Gannon’s son. aka Deputy Chief McCarthy’s personal assistant.) Oops, he will be a Lieutenant next year, better not go there! I am disgusted how Kevin McCarthy was promoted to commander after his multi-million dollar lawsuit where he was found to have committed perjury in superior court. I am disgusted by the loss of transparency that we once strived so hard to achieve that has been taken away by a Chief who refuses to look inward despite all the dissension under his rule.

    The nepotistic environment that Beck has created is disgusting! The lack of his own self accountability is disgusting. How Andy Smith says Beck recuses himself from matters concerning his children is disgusting, especially when Beck signed the letter for the horse indicating that “all aspects of conflict of interest were researched”. Weather or not the horse was a good deal or what Beck said that his personal funds were not co-mingled with his daughters, therefore it was not a conflict of interst, it was still through a public donation made to the police foundation, that the horse was purchased from his own daughter. Perception alone would tell you that it doesn’t look good (does he truly believe he is above that?) The last time I checked. It was called PUBLIC CORRUPTION when you afford someone you know (like a daughter) a city gift, contract or donation without having other bids. Hello, is anybody thinking City of Bell? Robert Rizzo? The disdain that the sworn have for Beck is evident. He just hasn’t come to realize that the situation is not just about his daughter, it’s about his lack of ability to “do the right thing for the right reasons” as he always says.

    Andrew Smiths press releases to the public are all smoke and mirrors. What the public doesn’t know to ask is how he gets away with intentional shaping of their view. The public didn’t know to ask if the witness’s (the ones allegedly refused to testify the night before) in Hoopesgate were sworn . Had they known the LAPD rules, they would know that if they were sworn, they are required to provide a statement. Thus the propaganda that Smith put out about “at the last minute witness’s refused to testify” was bogus. In addition to that, Smith’s control over LA Times writer Joel Ruben is evident. Smith gives Joel the scoop in return for Joel to paint a pretty picture of the LAPD. I wish Joel would be an honest reporter and dig for the truth instead of spouting what is fed to him by Smith and asking Commissioner Sobroff how he feels about Beck. Do we not know that his answer will be politically correct Joel?Really?

    All the naysayers that are in support of the Chief either have their heads in the sand or have been promoted without merit and are afraid to speak up for fear their secrets will be exposed. And to those of you who say “oh well, so what” you better watch out because you or your partners may become one of their next scapegoats for the brass. To the Brass, the Followers of the wannabe inner circle, and the Leaders that are afraid, I suggest you take a lesson in Leadership 101 and set yourself apart from the misconduct of those that turn their cheeks to it. Times are changing and your back in the days we used to stories are old and tired. Let lead by example be the new adage for the brass to live by. To Captain Whittingham you are to be commended for your courageous step outside of the followers club. You said what we all wanted to say but are in fear of saying! Thank you..

    Author unknown- “Learn to be real leaders instead of people who think they deserve something for nothing at the expense of the lower echelon.”

  • Joe Shmo

    A new risk manager was appointed after Beth exited (quietly, again hiding the chief hid the fact that his own risk manager was a failure. Bustamante investigated the high number of lawsuits and Beck talked his way out of it again. But they can’t hide from the headlines…
    LAPD has failed to reduce costly workplace lawsuits, audit says
    The LAPD destroys case files, keeps inaccurate and incomplete information on lawsuits and has no system to identify issues that lead to problems, report says.

    and they are adding up!!!

  • 1942 Transient

    Best comment Ive read yet. Nice job. Whoever thought Beck would turn out like this. I really had faith that he would be a great Chief. Im actually stunned hes turned into this. He could have been a great leader had he applied himself properly. He said all the right things but then turned into a swarmy little political puppet. He and his wife should have shut down that little brat of a daughter and told her not to embarrass daddy.

  • citizenofla

    You are the ghetto thug Yo momma! Your mouth is full of shit go clean it up and leave Jasmyne one! The truth is out there!

  • tom

    Awesome comment!

  • Guest

    Jaz, it is time to meet your maker.

  • Sophia TheresaMarie Sanchez-Le

    Did you think before you decided to do this blog about the people you would be hurting? Especially hurting the families of the people you have targeted for whatever hatred you have in your heart for them, because that is what it is, hatred from a godless heart. You’ve become a whore for the devil, and he is riding you every which way. Well get this, did it ever come into your little mind, that these same people may have family members who are riding the same side of the fence you are, and belong to some of the most violent gangs in the prison system, and they are hearing about how you are disrespecting their family members on the outside, and you’ve made them mad. Just because these are in prison does not mean they can’t give orders to the outside. I bet you did not think this way. Well, one day because of your evil heart, someone may befriend you, and you invite them into the comfort of your life and home, could be female or male to spend the night, and without a thought from you for your safety, wham, this person or persons over power you, take you for their personal hostage, and for a few days, torture you in the ways you never thought possible, until they tire of you, and slowly take a knife and cut, cut, cut, inch by inch to your body, until you bleed out and die. Or how about someone breaks into your home, (your address is well known) hides until you come home and the same play by play happens. In other words dumb broad, you’ve put yourself in a wrong situation and it is time, eventually to pay up. And please, don’t cry out to God while you are being slowly killed because you did not honor Him with your life, did you? In closing, if not you, how about your family members? Just like you hurt these peoples family members, maybe you’ve set yours up. Stupid, next time think, but I believe it is to late to renege on your sins. Bye.

  • Shark

    Sorry.. this one isn’t true. But nice try to mugsling this man, who I know.

  • LAPD Justice

    Area Capt. Todd Chamberlain, in discussing an overtime detail on Seventh Street during the holidays, stated that he didn’t want any officers hiding in 7-Eleven drinking watermelon Slurpees, which some perceived as a dig at African-American officers. The statement allegedly came in a weekly crime control meeting with several officers, command staffers and community members present.

    Why is he still a Captain, minority cops and captains have been disciplined for less

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