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LAPD Union Survey Findings Reveal Internal Discontent With Chief Michel Moore

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore (C) joins local faith leaders in a vigil for George Floyd at police headquarters in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 2020. - Protesters gathered in solidarity with victims of alleged state violence inside and outside of LA County's jail system, one of the largest in the world. Organized by members of the Justice LA coalition, the "RoseFromConcrete" action was inspired from a poem by the late Tupac Shakur, as protest actions continue across America following the death of George Floyd while under police custody. Taylor, a 26-year-old African American woman, was fatally shot on March 13, 2020 by Louisville Metro Police Department officers. Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday in Hollywood, California on June 5, 2020. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore (C) joins local faith leaders in a vigil for George Floyd at police headquarters in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 2020.

As part of its Thin Blue Line newsletter, a summer study conducted by the Los Angeles Police Protective League found that nearly 9 out of 10 LAPD officers did not feel supported by Chief Michel Moore and did not believe he or other commanders provided strong leadership during recent protests and unrest.

Released in its Thin Blue Line newsletter, a summer study conducted by the Los Angeles Police Protective League found that nearly 9 out of 10 LAPD officers did not feel supported by Chief Michel Moore and did not believe he or other commanders provided strong leadership during recent protests and unrest.

According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, more than 2,700 of the department’s 10,000-plus sworn members participated in the survey. Many denounced LAPD Chief Michel Moore’s lack of organization during protests and said he should resign in the study’s comments.

We check in with the president of the Protective League, Lieutenant Craig Lally, on the survey’s findings and what this indicates about the future of the department. Questions or comments? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Chief Michel Moore was asked to join the segment but was in a police commission meeting while the show aired.

Guests:

Lieutenant Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League; he tweets

Richard Winton, investigative crime writer for the L.A. Times; he tweets

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